Vannevar Bush, director of the Pentagon’s Office of Scientific Research and Development. (Circa July, 1945)
“Consider a future device for individual use, which is a sort of mechanized private file and library. A device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory.”
Page 7 of John Markoff’s What the Dormouse Said.