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The man who wanted to classify the world : from the index card to the internet

Author: Paul OtletFrançoise LevieSofidoc Productions.Wild Heart Productions.Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française.; et al; All authors
Publisher: New York] : Filmakers Library, [2002?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of a Belgian utopian, Paul Otlet. Barely known in his own country, Paul Otlet is considered today by historians of communication as one of the precursors to the internet.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Biographical films
Feature films
Biography
Named Person: Paul Otlet
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Otlet; Françoise Levie; Sofidoc Productions.; Wild Heart Productions.; Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française.; Filmakers Library, inc.; et al
OCLC Number: 60818033
Notes: Documentary.
Credits: Original script, Françoise Levie, Benoit Peeters ; director of photography, Wim Le Compte ; chief editor, Anne Christophe ; executive producers, Pierre Levie, Anna Van der Wee.
Performer(s): Leila Puteuyps, Simon Versnel, Emma McDougall, Jean-Claude De Rudder, Jim Howe.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: Sofidoc Productions ; Wild Heart Productions ; RTBF (Belgian Television) ... [et al.] ; a film by Françoise Levie.

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The story of a Belgian utopian, Paul Otlet. Barely known in his own country, Paul Otlet is considered today by historians of communication as one of the precursors to the internet.

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The Man who Wanted to Classify the World: From the Index Card to the Internet

(EMRO user published 2005-02-10 ) Very Good Permalink
Paul Otlet was a visionary who developed many technologies still in existence today. This documentary film details his life from a child growing up in Brussels to a knowledgeable, inventor whom was disempowered during World War II. Growing up in a wealthy family had its advantages for Paul Otlet, which...
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