From Memex to Google
No doubt, much of that funding is coming from Google’s IPO and its vaunted place in the online search market — a place that both users and advertisers/merchants have helped to develop.
In short, the online community, which includes you, is helping to make Dr. Bush’s dream of making library-quality, vetted information available to anyone, anywhere, a reality. I heartily commend Google for its ambitious and groundbreaking plan. I have no doubt that Dr. Bush is smiling down from his lab in the sky and nodding his head in satisfied approval.
P.S.: Here are some recommended books on Internet history:
“Inventing the Internet”
by Janet Abbate (MIT Press, 1999)
“A History of Modern Computing (second edition)”
by Paul E. Ceruzzi (MIT Press, 2003)
“Transforming Computer Technology”
by Arthur L. Norberg and Judy E. O’Neill, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)
“Computer: A History of the Information Machine”
by Martin Campbell-Kelly and William Aspray (Basic Books, 1996)
“A Brief History of the Future: From Radio Days to Internet Years in a Lifetime”
by John Naughton (Overlook Press, 1999).