“Just what will inspire invention is infinitely variable.
“Ted Nelson says that his notion of hypertext was inspired by
Vannevar Bush’s ‘As We May Think’ and by S.T. Coleridge’s poem
‘Kubla Khan’ (1798, published in 1816).
“Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee says that in his childhood home
there was a book entitled Enquire Within upon Everything, a ‘musty
old book of Victorian advice.’ What we now think of as the Web, was
originally called ‘Enquire…'”