MemexSim: The Memex Simulator

“This project, the Memex Simulator, examines the ideas of the Memex and implements them as faithfully to Doctor Bush’s original specifications as is possible given the small amount of information available on the as-of-yet unrealized physical design. Because of the prohibitive complexity and cost of film and hardware for a device such as the Memex, this project uses modern software and computer hardware in the place of film, projectors, and analog mechanical controls. This allows greater flexibility for discovery of how a Memex might work, as well as making it easier to distribute for others to experience.” —MemexSim: The Memex SimulatorSourceForge)

This is an open-source effort to simuate the hypothetical device Vannevar Bush described in his influential essay “As We May Think“.