The same story can be told a thousand ways, and the choices we make about how we tell ourselves stories – and how we tell our story – say so much about how our imagination and memory contribute, ultimate, to our identity. – Helen Fremont
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Alles is er al.
Science is on a long-term campaign to bring all knowledge in the world into one vast, interconnected, footnoted, peer-reviewed web of facts. (Kevin Kelly)
Alles is er.
Kunst is zelden collectief, vaak persoonlijk. Poëzie is van een sneeuwbui slechts één vlok volgen. (Herman de Coninck)
The dream of a universal library is an old one: to have in one place all knowledge, past and present. All books, all documents, all conceptual works, in all languages – all connected. It is a familiar hope, in part because long ago we briefly built such a library. The great library at Alexandria, constructed around 300 BC, was designed to hold all the scrolls circulating in the known world. At one time or another, the library held about half a million scrolls, estimated to have been between 30 percent and 70 percent of all books in existence back then. But even before this great library was lost, the moment when all knowledge could be housed in a single building had passed. Since then, the constant expansion of information has overwhelmed our capacity to contain it. For 2000 years, the universal library, together with other perennial longings like invisibility cloaks, antigravity shoes, and paperless offices, has been a mythical dream that keeps receding further into the infinite future. But might the long-heralded great library of all knowledge really be within our grasp? (Kevin Kelly)
Ontfilteren. Ontsamenvatten. Terug naar de bronnen. Boeken begraven.
Wiki is ‘a freely expandable collection of interlinked Web ‘pages’, a hypertext system for storing and modifying information — a database, where each page is easily editable by any user’. (Ward Cunningham)
Lijkt me interessant wanneer een schrijver (‘voice’) zijn tekst edit, niet ‘any user’ (revision history)
Meerstemmig wikipedia: 1000 invalshoeken (één ervan is wikipedia zelf, oh, duizeling), ontfilteren, terug naar de bronnen, het is er allemaal al, boeken begraven
Multi-faceted, multi-coloured, many-splendoured… a many-voiced hold-all
Kaleidoscopic knowledge, gedacht, gevoeld en geleefd, en goed geschreven.
Mijn god, dat laatste…