We all know Al Gore invented the internet. Did you know Bush invented Google? Search Marketing Info has a fascinating history of search engines, chockablock full of useful information about both their history and the nuts and bolts of how they work. And according to them, back in 1945, Bush came up with the idea of a searchable database, and published it in the Atlantic Monthly.
No silly, not George Bush; Vannevar Bush:
He called it Memex, and wanted it to be based on microfilm, but definitely way ahead of his time.
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