Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Babel II

Jorge Luis Borges’ library can be considered analogous to how some utopians look at the Net. Borges writes: “The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings. From any of the hexagons one can see, interminably, the upper and lower floors. […] I say that the Library is unending (The Library of Babel).” However, unlike those cyber utopians, Borges dips his pen into a dose of irony.

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