Tuesday, May 15, 2007

AlterNet | Myth of the Universal Digital Library

An interesting article from AlterNet by Annalee Newitz
A lot of Web geeks believe that one day everything ever created by humans will be available online. Call it the myth of the universal library. Here's how the myth goes: Because there is unlimited real estate in cyberspace and because media can be digitized, we can fill cyberspace with all human knowledge and give everyone access to it. Without further ado, I present to you three arguments for eliminating the myth of the universal library....

The reasons include:
1. Cyberspace does not exist.
2. Your human knowledge sucks.
3. Digitizing everything is impossible.

Be sure to give it a quick read! -- for a longer read view the comments -- that's where all the drama is located. :)

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