Technology, so adept in solving problems of man and his environment, must be directed to solving a gargantuan problem of its own creation. A mass of technical information has been accumulated and at a that has far outstripped means for making it available to those working in science and engineering.
FACETS OF THE TECHNICAL INFORMATION PROBLEM
Charles P. Bourne & Douglas C. Engelbart,
SRI Journal, Vol.2, No. 1, 1958