The universe (which others call The Twitter) is composed of every word
in the English language; Shakespeare's folios
, line-by-line-by-line; the Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
, exploded; Constantine XI
, in 140 character chunks; Sun Tzu's Art of War
, in its entirety; the chapter headings of JG Ballard
, in abundance; and definitive discographies
of Every. Artist. Ever...
All this, I repeat
, is true, but one hundred forty characters of inalterable wwwtext
cannot correspond to any language, no matter how dialectical or rudimentary it may be. [more inside]
The Tale of Genji turned 1000 years old sometime around now
, and Japan is celebrating
with parties and dressing up. This lengthy rambling narrative may be the world's first novel, although that depends on how you define "first" and "novel."
For the person who is technophilic and
literary, there is a very cool robot
that reads it to you (in Japanese -- sorry). Sadly, it is only a prototype. There is a recent board game
, however. More useful links previously
Three Laws Safe!
They'll do your laundry, walk the dog and wash your car. But not until July. (via Ars Technica