30 years ago TBL wrote information management proposal for CERN:
"The aim would be to allow a place to be found for any information or reference which one felt was important, and a way of finding it afterwards. The result should be sufficiently attractive to use that it the information contained would grow past a critical threshold, so that the usefulness the scheme would in turn encourage its increased use."
"[...] we will be looking for a systems which are future-proof"
An important part of this, [...] , is the integration of a hypertext system with existing data, so as to provide a universal system, and to achieve critical usefulness at an early stage.
"(... and yes, this would provide an excellent project with which to try our new object oriented programming techniques!) TBL March 1989, May 1990"
Peter Thiel, Roberto Unger, Cornell West excellent take on the Knowledge Economy. https://youtu.be/h2TrRWAkbr8
tl;twatch:)) (1) Knowledge becomes highly specialised and divided; (2) "We have progress in the world of bits but not in the world of atoms."