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The Library of Babel

I am rereading The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges.

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Nowadays people are connecting to the Internet and are given the ability to produce as well as consume the information on it. ‘Library of Babel’, by Jorge Luis Borges, is a story in which he describes an infinite library containing all possible books.‘Library of Babel’ seems eerily predictive of todays internet, which we can think of as a sort of digital ‘total library’ containing a growing amount of valuable information as well as junk. Will we as users experience difficulties to deal with this thriving growth? Will we loose our personal voice, our story in this vortex of information?

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left picture: Erik Desmazieres illustration of The Library of Babel
right picture: Google Data Center Server Space

 

 

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