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The Library of Babel

The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges By this art you may contemplate the variations of the 23 letters...The Anatomy of Melancholy, part 2, sect. II, mem. IV 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. dhcmrlchtdj which the divine Library has not foreseen and which in one of its secret tongues do not contain a terrible meaning. Notes 1 The original manuscript does not contain digits or capital letters. [If you liked this, you should consider checking out some of the stuff over at The Universe of Discourse, such as The Zahir , Luis Briceno y Confuerde de la Juemos: A Look Back and Adolfo Bioy Cassares and the Real World. Related:  CURATION

Online Content Curation: The Key To Building Visibility, Authority And Value As you are increasingly submerged by an endless flood of information, online content curators may provide a new, valuable service to anyone looking for quality information online: a personalized, qualified selection of the best and most relevant content and resources on a very specific topic or theme. Curated in real-time. When I first wrote about this, six years ago, I called this type of work newsmastering and newsradars, but now that the real-time element has come into play, as much as social media, video, Twitter and other new content sources, the original idea of what a newsmaster / content curator is and what tools and features are really needed has certainly started to change. Photo credit: Erkin Sahin Robert Scoble has recently posted on his blog a fascinating article entitled: Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators. But let's hit on the brakes for a minute and clearly point out what content curation is and why a "new media guide" like Scoble felt the need to make things clear.

I am the very model <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!--'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. 1. PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Act I PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Act II PLEASE GO TO FOR SUPERIOR TRANSFER & HIGHER BIT RATE. D'Oyly Carte Chorus and Orchestra. This audio is part of the collection: 78 RPMs & Cylinder RecordingsIt also belongs to collection: Music, Arts & Culture Artist/Composer: Malcolm Sargent, conductorKeywords: Gilbert and Sullivan; 78rpm; opera Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Notes D'Oyly Carte Chorus and Orchestra Malcolm Sargent, conductor ACT I Overture Pour, O pour the pirate sherry When Frederic was a little lad Oh, better far to live and die Oh, false one, you have deceived me!

Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism Josh Sternberg is the founder of Sternberg Strategic Communications and authors The Sternberg Effect. You can follow him on Twitter and Tumblr. Over the past few weeks, many worries about the death of journalism have, well, died. Despite shrinking newsrooms and overworked reporters, journalism is in fact thriving. The concept of curating news is not new. But with the push of social media and advancements in communications technology, the curator has become a journalist by proxy. “Curation,” says Sayid Ali, owner of, “gathers all these fragmented pieces of information to one location, allowing people to get access to more specialized content." Curation as an Intermediary Andy Carvin, senior strategist for NPR who runs their social media desk, finds meaning in the word "media." As Ernie Smith, editor of ShortFormBlog sees it, curators are like tour guides. Building Trust Unlike a reporter who is immersed in a particular industry or beat, a curator often has a day job.

and by Brian Cronin| April 29, 2012 @ 11:55 PM |20 Comments| Every week we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic book lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!’” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter.” Today, based on a suggestion by Omar Karindu, we look at the history of Green and Red Kryptonite and how long it took before they resembled their classic forms! Enjoy! Kryptonite was first introduced on the Superman radio show in 1943. Yep, it is not green (NOTE: The kryptonite is the swami’s gem)! A few months later, Lex Luthor made synthetic kryptonite in Action Comics #141, and it ALSO wasn’t green! The following issue, Action Comics #142, we finally see the synthetic kryptonite as green… That was quite a journey!

Squirro: Squirro I The Nottingham Coup Nottingham Castle Here Mortimer, paramour of Queen Isabella, and governor of the kingdom during the minority of Edward III, held his court, and he was here surprised by the young king in 1330. Later, King Edward IV, from the good will he bore to Nottingham, very much enlarged the castle by various towers, so that in manner it seemed new. Mortimer's Hole This is a subterranean passage which formerly had six gates at various distances, and is 107 yards in length, seven feet high, and six feet wide. All the way down there are broad steps cut into the rock, and openings on either side to convey light into the passage, and to serve the soldiers to shoot their arrows through upon the enemy. < Lower entrance to Mortimer's Cave Mortimer captured In October 1330, [others say about Michelmas, i.e. 29th September] the King's Court or Parliament came to Nottingham where, in the parlance of the time, they parleyed. < Upper entrance to Mortimer's Cave from Romylow's Tower 2. 3.

Tony RathScoop Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on They are here to share their insights and advice with you. Tony Rath is a professional photographer based along the shore of the Caribbean Seain the picturesque town of Dangriga, Belize. He is a trained marine biologist and has worked as a diver and underwater photographer for the Smithsonian Institution; diving on oil rigs off California; and captaining a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Mediterranean and North Seas. He founded, along with his wife Therese, Naturalight Productions, Belize’s premiere Internet marketing company. -What is curation to you? To me, curation is a natural off-shoot of the information flow from RSS feeds, websites and mailing lists that I have been reading and collecting for years. -What is your best curating secret? The most critical aspect of curating for me is sources. Finally, read before sharing. -How has curation enriched your social media experience? 1. 2.

to Waterloo These large vaulted tunnels are located directly beneath London Waterloo main station. Many of the tunnels carry pipes or cables, but most have been partitioned and double up as storage and work areas for staff. Some of the tunnels are still used by various companies associated with the railway or for storage for the station's shops, whereas the majority are empty. There is no public access to these tunnels, this was a specially arranged trip with Subterranea Brittanica. Entrance to the tunnels One of the large vaults Large room Steps up to a higher level This area is said to have been used as a morgue Area containing old toilets and even a bathroom! Another large vault Partitioned room Many pipes can be seen in this tunnel Arches in the furthest section

Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change Every time I read a story about why newspapers are failing that doesn’t mention the role of aggregation and curation in their troubles, it reminds me that something very fundamental is being missed, even by very sophisticated observers. Aggregation is one of the core concepts of content presentation and commercialization. Any analysis of what happened to the record business, what is happening to newspapers, or the future of books and bookstores and magazines and TV that does not feature this concept prominently is almost certainly flawed. Aggregation, of course, simply means pulling together things which are not necessarily connected. Curation is a term that has always referred to the careful selection and pruning of aggregates, such as for a museum or an art exhibition. NOcontent makes its way from its creator to the public without aggregation. Newspapers are obviously aggregators and curators. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.