My dad worked for a Scottish computer software company called Memex and he would try to explain to me the brilliance of Vannevar Bush and his odd, but influential concept of the memex. Today is the first day that I actually understood what a memex was! It’s very cool to learn the history of computer software and to see how much concepts built off of one another, eventually influencing the creation of the technology that we take for granted today. Now that technology is even changing our definitions of literature! I guess now I will have so much more appreciation for the box of Memex-stamped stress balls in our hall closet.