Paul Otlet Predicts the Internet in 1934

In 1895, Paul Otlet invented the first search engine: he accepted factual queries by mail, and combed through his collection of over 400,000 index cards for the answers. But even more impressive are Otlet’s remarkably prescient essays on the future information technology. In his 1934 work, “Traité de documentation,”… » 10/13/08 8:40am 10/13/08 8:40am