1940s

A Mathematical Theory of Communication

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Claude Shannon, “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” (pdf) (1948)

Introduces the concepts of Signal and Noise.

As We May Think

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Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think” (1945)

Bush’s concept of the Memex.

A Theory of Human Motivation

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Abraham Maslow, “A Theory of Human Motivation” (1943)

Introduces the concept of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.