This classic article is a founding document of human-computer interaction. The Memex mapped out many central features of HCI: technology as a tool for amplifying cognition, technology that is interactive rather than batch-mode, techniques for searching through a large information space, tools for information capture, hypermedia, and more.
This book laid the scientific foundation for the field of HCI. By drawing on methods and theories from psychology, Stu Card and colleagues produced a predictive and analytical model of human interaction with technology. The model human processor, GOMS, KLM and other models still influence HCI theory today.