Vannevar Bush Quote

Whenever logical processes of thought are employed — that is, whenever thought for a time runs along an accepted groove — there is an opportunity for the machine. Formal logic used to be a keen instrument in the hands of the teacher in his trying of students' souls. It is readily possible to construct a machine which will manipulate premises in accordance with formal logic, simply by the clever use of relay circuits. Put a set of premises into such a device and turn the crank, and it will readily pass out conclusion after conclusion, all in accordance with logical law, and with no more slips than would be expected of a keyboard adding machine.


As We May Think (1945)

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Whenever logical processes of thought are employed — that is, whenever thought for a time runs along an accepted groove — there is an opportunity ...

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Whenever logical processes of thought are employed — that is, whenever thought for a time runs along an accepted groove — there is an opportunity ...

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Whenever logical processes of thought are employed — that is, whenever thought for a time runs along an accepted groove — there is an opportunity ...

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Whenever logical processes of thought are employed — that is, whenever thought for a time runs along an accepted groove — there is an opportunity ...