Life Changing Technology

In conversation over the Christmas break, I was reflecting on how some of the technology I have in the house is – in a small, but real sense – life changing.

Not life changing as in nano-bots, self-driving cars or medical breakthroughs, but smaller more day-to-day technologies that insinuate themselves into your life and genuinely change how you live. Continue reading

The Library of Babel

Whoa.

Someone pointed me at this in a discussion about data, information, knowledge (and the differences between them) and knowing the unknowable:

A (very) short story called The Library of Babel in which the symmetrically structured library represents the universe as it is conceived by rational man, and the library’s illegible books refers to man’s ignorance.

Fascinating.