A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"From www.brainpickings.org - November 27, 1:04 PM
There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record."

 

More from article: "Marveling at the rapid rate of technological progress, which has made possible the increasingly cheap production of increasingly reliable machines, Bush makes an enormously important — and timely — point about the difference between merely compressing information to store it efficiently and actually making use of it in the way of gleaning knowledge. (This, bear in mind, despite the fact that 90% of data in the world today was created in the last two years.)" from source: http://www.brainpickings.org/

 

NOTE: This is an example of a timeless piece of writing and thought that keeps on being relevant to our advances in information and the technology we use to collect and disseminate it.


Via Marc Rougier