| ||How do you organize The Library of Babel?|
2 points by xtqctz on Nov 23, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments |
|Suppose you come across a digital copy of The Library of Babel, as described by Jorge Luis Borges. Your computer can instantly sort the vast data.|
Q: How do you optimize a process to find truth-containing volumes? If you find the Authentic Volume, how do you organize the information it contains?
Though the majority of the books in this universe are pure gibberish, the library also must contain, somewhere, every coherent book ever written, or that might ever be written, and every possible permutation or slightly erroneous version of every one of those books. The narrator notes that the library must contain all useful information, including predictions of the future, biographies of any person, and translations of every book in all languages.
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