Photo Gallery The Forgotten Visionary

Belgian lawyer and librarian Paul Otlet dreamed of a "mechanical, collective brain," and started a gigantic paper search machine. Otlet's attempt at creating a global nexus of information, started at the beginning of the 20th century, is considered a precursor to the Internet.
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundandeum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Archiv Mundaneum, Mons
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Foto: Frédéric Raevens