Book: Cataloging the World

June 2014

Cataloging the World was written by Alex Wright, a professor of interaction design at the School of Visual Arts and a contributor to The New York Times. He writes:

Paul Otlet was a Belgian bibliographer and entrepreneur who, in 1934, described something very much like the World Wide Web. Otlet was more than just a technological visionary, however. He saw his global network—the Mundaneum—as part of a utopian plan to accelerate social progress, unify the world’s governments, and ultimately foster a great spiritual awakening.

You can read more about the book here:  http://www.catalogingtheworld.com/

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