TIMES, TIME, AND HALF A TIME. A HISTORY OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.



Sunday, August 8, 2010

How Many Books have been Written Through Human History?

Le Libraire. By Andre Martins de Barros.

A Google blog, Inside Google Books, reported on August 5 that Google is busy mashing together the libraries of the world and in so doing has come up with a number of algorithms to crunch out how many books there are in the world: 129,864,880Time has a report here. Of course, they're less clear about how far they go back historically, whether they include archival bound documents that are listed in databases, and how many langugages, countries and libraries they cover.  This is one of many grey areas in Post-Postmodern reality - we have a definite number - of something.

1 comment:

  1. I have to say it...

    "Book em, Danno."

    Sorry.

    ReplyDelete