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“A memex is a device in which an individual stores all his books, records and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory. […] On the top are slanting translucent screens on which material can be projected for convenient reading. There is a keyboard and sets of buttons and levers. […] Books of all sorts, pictures, current periodicals, newspapers are thus obtained and dropped into place. Business correspondence takes the same path. And there is provision for direct entry. […] If the user wishes to consult a certain book, he taps […] on the keyboard and the title page of the book promptly appears before him […].” -- Bush, Vannevar (1945), “As we may think · A top U.S. scientist foresees a possible future world in which man-made machines will start to think” (illustr. second release), in: “Life” (magazine), Sept. 10, Time Inc., New York, p. 121.