2.2 Reading ‘As We May Think’

The paper titled ‘As We May Think’ by Bush, Vannevar drawed on a new relationship between the ‘thinking man’ and the sum of knowledge. The article that was published in July 45’, being two months after the closure of WWII anticipates what is next for scientists and man after coming together for war. The editor notes that scientist’s role in information storage throughout the war with the use of record. The editor tells, “Science has proven the swiftest communication between individuals”.  Additionally, the editor speaks of the importance of information lasting over the time of man kind rather than an individual’s life span.


The editor expresses that the methods in place for reviewing and transmitting research are outdated and no longer serve their intended purpose. Additionally, the editor speaks of scholar’s hardship when it comes to