[Humanist] 23.175 at one with the machine (footnote)

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        Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 07:42:03 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: footnote to Crimi

As it happens, James Nyce and Paul Kahn, in their essay "A Machine for 
the Mind: Vannevar Bush's Memex" (in their book, From Memex to 
Hypertext, 1991), did the homework on Crimi (pp. 58-9). As it happened 
Crimi was commissioned for the work by Allan McNab, Art Department, Life 
Magazine, not by Bush. In retrospect we can put Crimi's drawings of the 
gunner in the turret and of the innards of the Memex side by side, but 
the connection isn't a simple one. "A Machine for the Mind" makes that 
clear.

Yours,
WM
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