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    FCP

    This is the first time I’m browsing the Library, the first time I’ve looked at the forums, the first time I became lost in an idea.

    When I read The Library of Babel for the first time, Borges was still alive. I read it again every couple of years, with some other favourites among his short stories. Over thirty years now.

    The image of the unaccountably large Library (or infinite, the narrator speculates on possible repetitions), evokes feelings of vastness and of vertigo, followed by intellectual curiosity, by philosophical speculation, by hope, by nihilism, by angst.

    The Library contains all, except meaning. The book of my personal history and happiness only exists when I find it, if I find it. For, before I find it, the book of my personal history and happiness is a collection of random characters. The Library’s size, its indifference, defeats us before we start. The Library contains all, except meaning.

    Borges would applaud SolarMyth’s tale of a mind lost in his Library, abhorring his Library, being consumed by his Library. King has the answer: meaning is just semantics, meaning is for us to give and to find.

    This is consolation, perhaps, but not hope. We shall remain lost in the sublime nightmare that is the Library because it is sublime.

    Here is the above text:
    https://libraryofbabel.info/bookmark.cgi?this_is_the_first_time_vi:1

    and the first version of it:
    https://libraryofbabel.info/bookmark.cgi?this_is_the_first_time

    Easy when you know what you are looking for. This is our advantage over Borges’ librarians: they had no search engine.

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    #17655 Reply

    messiah

    congratulations. now make a short URL from it

    #18826 Reply

    Jem

    Did anyone bother to check Tyler’s citation?:

    could you end human suffering in words

    #21164 Reply

    Mrshubbard

    Just stumbled on this. Creepy, fascinating. I typed in my strangest preoccupations, the stupid things I thought no one else knew, yes, the crap that was supposedly forgotten long ago, and it was all there.

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