cbassette - Wikipedia has info on the memex
and original As We May Think
I've actually given some thought to this type of thing in the past. While the original Memex device is a very interesting read, I have to wonder if Wikis and Google Wave (especially) haven't already incorporated all of these ideas. Is there anything you guys can think of that these devices aren't already capable of doing?
Three things that I'd like to see in the future:
1) Auto-synching of bookmark info between Google Bookmarks and Chrome. I want to be able to add my own descriptions/thoughts to a bookmark like I can in GB, but I also want quick access to them from the bookmark bar in Chrome.
2) Why not also synch bookmarks between Chrome and Android devices. There might be an app for this now... I haven't checked in quite a while.
3) I would like my comments and highlights in Kindle books to be available in something like Google Wave. I would to be able to upload my own content to Amazon and have it available on my Kindle compatible devices (w/ all the neat features).
I was in the shower the other day and it struck me as odd that there isn't a worldwide library that deals exclusively with ebooks. I should be able to checkout something for a week or two and then return it just like a physical library.