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The Library of Babel


Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

John Stuart Mill was a prodigy who had learned Greek by the time he was three. Another less known prodigy was the l9th century Italian poet Giacomo L...

Datafication Redux I

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

A void has been created by the plenitude of information. "Datafication" is what Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger termed this phenome...

The Digital Faust

Francis Levy | Posted 10.23.2013 | Technology
Francis Levy

In an article in Foreign Affairs ("The Rise of Big Data," May/June 2013), Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger make the following comment, "I...