"Tim O’Reilly recently admonished that unless we embrace open access over copyright, we’ll never get science policy right. The sentiment, which I believe applies to more than science, reminded me of an eloquent 1945 essay by Vannevar Bush, then-director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, titled “As We May Think.” As the war, with its exploitation of science and technology, draws to a close, Bush turns a partly concerned, partly hopeful eye to where scientists will rediscover “objectives worthy of their best” and calls for “a new relationship between thinking man and the sum of our knowledge.” - from the source: Brain Picking
NOTE: Vannevar Bush's article "As We May Think" has been used as basis or rationale for many emergent activities in the history of the internet, from information retrieval, to the World Wide Web, and now in this article concerning curation and open-access science. It provides a new way of viewing an article that many of us have read with varied reasons or in varied contextual settings. Well worth the read.