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  • As We May Think, Vannevar Bush, The Atlantic, July 1945
    • "A memex is 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."
  • Calculating Space,Konrad Zuse,1969
    • "Calculating Space is the title of MIT's English translation of Konrad Zuse's 1969 book Rechnender Raum (literally: 'space that is computing'), the first book on digital physics."
  • Being There Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again, Andy Clark, MIT Press 1998
    • developed the concept of cognitive scaffolding (pages 32, 33, 45-47, 60-63, 82, 179-192, 194-218)
    • see also Where Brain, Body and World Collide, Andy Clark, Deadalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and SciencesVol 127: no 2: Spring 1998 p. 257-280
    • and his more recent Supersizing the Mind, Andy Clark, Oxford University Press 2008
  • Cognitive tool on the EduTech Wiki, TECFA (Technologies de Formation et Apprentissage), University of Geneva
  • A Few Thoughts on Cognitive Overload, David Kirsh, Intellectica, 2000
    • describe the trend of quantity of information growing faster than our ability to process them resulting in a phenomenon of Cognitive Overload. Based on this principle PIM appears as a logical solution : processing our personal information more efficiently by relying on tools designed precisely for that purpose, software and its associated hardware.
    • see also David Kirsh's Publications page at UCSD
  • Offloading Cognition onto Cognitive Technology, Itiel Dror and Stevan Harnad, Distributed Cognition, 2009
    • "the web, with its distributed network of cognizers, digital databases and sofware agents, has become the Cognitive Commons in which cognizers and cognitive technology can interact globally with a speed, scope and degree of interactivity that yield performance powers inconceivable with unaided individual cognition alone."
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