Personal assessment of arguments
As per my opinion, the essay has a vision and is very influencing. The paper’s introduction discusses the discipline of information literacy. I found the paper to be describing an information society’s microcosm with tightly drawn boundaries collaborated together by will instead of more accessible spaces of knowledge. By presenting arguments such as selection and memex, Bush has tried to prove the main vision of his essay which was to outline the significance of data to societies that are scientific (Vannevar). This Bush does by making use of information explosion image that had arisen from scientific production unprecedented demands and World War II technological applications. Information science therefore has been outlined by Bush as an important subject which will help in application of science and other relevant domains of technological knowledge. Bush’s argument from this perspective encompasses the overloading issue of information and the requirement for devising an efficient process that can control knowledge (Johnston 108).
Bush has clearly argued to focus on specializing which is increasingly becoming important for bridging the gap between domains. In reply for this requirement, Bush has presented his Memex design appearing to be an initial computer blueprint explaining that the device exceeds the version of spend and flexibility that we know of (Vannevar). The idea of Memex being capable to present logical reasoning has presented the turn of machines into human beings.