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As We May Think

by Vannevar Bush


This article was originally published in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. It is reproduced here with their permission.

HTML version by Denys Duchier, University of Ottawa, April 1994. Updated August 1995, Simon Fraser University. - please email comments and corrections to - an ASCII version is also available - both have been donated to Project Gutenberg.

Note: In the original article, sections are numbered with no headings. I have added the menu below, as well as navigational links at the top and bottom of each section. Also I have inserted a few hyperlinks in the text itself. - Denys Duchier

Carnegie Institution of Washington:
Vannevar Bush was president of this institution from 1939-1955.
Bush Symposium, Oct 12-13, 1995, MIT:
A celebration of Vannevar Bush's 1945 vision, an examination of what has been accomplished, and what remains to be done.

Introduction Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5 Section 6 Section 7 Section 8