Monday, June 25, 2012

Paul Otlet, visioning a web in 1934

Video Description: "Paul Otlet, a Belgian bibliographer, pacifist and entrepreneur imagined a day when users would access the database from great distances by means of an "electric telescope" connected through a telephone line, retrieving a facsimile image to be projected remotely on a flat screen." (More information)

Paul Otlet is one of several people who have been considered the father of information science. (More information)

1 comment:

kelsey dimaria said...

I would love to learn more on this. The short clip was very interesting.

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