Library: An Unquiet Historyby Matthew Battles
"Splendidly articulate, informative and provoking....A book to be savored and gone back to."—Baltimore Sun See more details below
"Splendidly articulate, informative and provoking....A book to be savored and gone back to."—Baltimore Sun
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Matthew Battles is the author of Palimpsest and Library: An Unquiet History and a program fellow at the Berkman Center of Harvard University, where he is associate director of metaLAB, a research group exploring the bounds of networked culture.
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((This is just a short writing I did in the middle of class one day, not quite a story, not quite a poem...)) The monster comes for me. I can feel it creeping to fill my limbs, demanding control. I count the seconds down. 12...11...10... 10 more seconds before I lose control... 9...8...7... I close my eyes and plead. "Leave me alone..." 6...5...4... I swallow hard as the truth settles in. 3...2...1... There is no escape...