Why did you read this book?
I read it because I was curious and thought it could be interesting from a professional standpoint. We consider the company a visionary of the internet so I wanted to learn more about the business’s history.
Can you summarize the book in a few sentences?
This is the story of Paul Otlet, now considered one of the pioneers of computer science. His projects came from peaceful and humanistic convictions. Around 1934, he envisioned a knowledge sharing network similar to what we now know as the Internet.
I liked that the author was objective and not complacent. I also liked the parallels he drew about the way we use and manage information today.