LIS W385T.6/Summer 1998/Leggett/Future Memex/25 points
Due date: June???? at class time
For this project, you are to update Vannevar Bush's vision for a future Memex device. You
must explicitly pick the approximate time in the future as discussed in class (say 2020). Your
design should be realistic and you should substantiate your design with any and all
supporting documentation you feel is necessary.
At a minimum, your design should include:
Why would one want to use the Memex?
Is the Memex considered necessary/desirable for a particular kind of work?
Storage media and characteristics
Methods and metaphors of operation
Physical devices and user interfaces
Turning in your project:
Should clearly indicate how a human operator would interact with the device
Sufficient detail is important
You should simply send the URL of your project to me. I will browse your project from
the WWW and print out anything I would like to read on paper. I will send your grade
This is an important project which carries 1/4 of the homework points.
I am expecting approximately 10 "pages" of writing/drawing.