Big Data and Borges | The Story of Information

Big Data and Borges
Posted on May 29, 2011 by gp

“Jorge Luis Borges described an empire in which cartographers became so obsessive that they produced a map as big as the empire itself. This was so cumbersome that future generations left it to disintegrate. (‘[I]n the western deserts, tattered fragments of the map are still to be found, sheltering some occasional beast or beggar.’)

From the May 26 issue of the Economist:
Big Data and Borges | The Story of Information