The instantaneous speed of retrieval by computer offers a tremendous future of discovery, because a retrieval system of very high speed brushes so many facets of knowledge together, so many layers of experience brushed together that they reveal structures, they reveal forms, they reveal knowledge and new patterns; so it's typical of our time that they should tackle this new form of technology and put it on the old job classified data.

The possibilities of retrieval as a form of discovery is something we all know form our own memories. When we recall something we tend to make discoveries, we simply tend to make changes in the pattern of the thing we know.