The Library of Babel and the information explosion

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Google,Information Overload,internet,Social Networks,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Peter Lynch
Source Date: 1/19/2016
Source Name: IrishTimes
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

The world has been transformed by the internet. Google, founded just 20 years ago, is a major force in online information. The company name is a misspelt version of “googol”, the number one followed by one hundred zeros. This name echoes the vast quantities of information available through the search engines of the company.

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