Monday, 27 July 2015

The Library of Babel

This! This, this, this, and a thousand times this!

How utterly, wonderfully clever.

After mulling over Gilgamesh yesterday, along with the origins of literature, I stumbled upon a tweet by @parisreview.

It led to an article by Jonathan Basile, author and computer programmer, regarding a short story by Jorge Luis Borges called The Library of Babel.

The story describes a universal library containing, in 410-page volumes, every possible permutation of twenty-two letters, spaces, commas, and periods—every book that’s ever been written and every book that ever could be, drowned out by endless pages of gibberish. 

This extraordinary fellow has actually created The Library of Babel online!

Mind officially blown.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in 9x, examining side three, shelf three, book gtrxu.

omqurkerfccbe - love it.

Just for kicks, love appears intact: ableyomlpdyrtdlur.exnstar Page: 20.

And for larks, hover your cursor over the landing page menu titles and watch them whiz through the alphabet.

I'm going in. I may be some time.

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