The Web That Wasn't

Alex Wright (author of Glut: Mastering Information through the Ages) gave a fascinating presentation at Google last week, on The Web That Wasn't.

Laying out the web's pre-history (e.g., Otlet, Bush, Engelbart), Wright describes the contributions made by each of these men (and others), while covering some of the more creative ways that information architecture has been tweaked to promote a new scope and scale of human learning.

If you have 45 minutes to spare, I guarantee you'll learn something new.

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