Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wow. I didn't know Al Gore was that old!

The guy who really invented the internet arguably did so in 1934!  Talk about being ahead of his time.  Paul Otlet looked at the telephone and the emerging television and envisioned the Radiated Library.  He foresaw people dialing in to a central library with a query and then having the librarian send the response pages as television signals.  Hmmm.  Type a question into Yahoo and have some servers give you the answer on the screen in front of you.  Yup, ol' Paul was pretty much dead on.

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