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dc.contributor.authorYeo, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.editorLeo Corryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:05:31Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:05:31Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-06-12T06:46:14Z
dc.identifier.issn02698897en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0269889706001128en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/15207
dc.description.abstractIn 1945 Vannevar Bush proposed a machine that acted as a "supplement" to memory and met the particular information needs of its user. Because this "memex" recorded "trails" of selected documents, it has been seen as a precursor to hypertext. However, this paper considers Bush in relation to earlier concerns about memory and information, via the ideas of Robert Hooke and John Locke. Whereas Bush modeled the memex on the associative processes of natural memory, Hooke and Locke concluded that an external archive had to allow collective reason to overcome the limits of individual memory, including its tendency to freeze and repeat patterns of ideas. Moreover, they envisaged an institutional archive rather than one controlled by the interests and mental associations of an individual. From this early modern perspective, Bush's memex appears as a personal device for managing information that incorporates assumptions inimical to the strategies required for scientific analysis.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=SICen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom21en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto47en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScience in Contexten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode430108en_US
dc.titleBefore Memex: Robert Hooke, John Locke, and Vannevar Bush on External Memoryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 Cambridge University Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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