Great reference article to pass around. The more Otlet, the better.
“He dreamed of a ‘mechanical, collective brain’ and his complex system for indexing information could be considered an analog version of Google. Belgian lawyer and librarian Paul Otlet died in 1944, poor and disillusioned. But his work is now being looked at in a whole new light.”
(Meike Laaff ~ Der Spiegel)