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Vannevar Bush, Kottke, and Professional Trail Blazing

by David Sturtz

I was reminded the other night of Vannevar Bush’s 1945 essay, As We May Think, and its myriad predictions for the information age. This sentence struck me as particularly interesting in light of Jason Kottke’s venture.

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.

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