Over at AITS.org — Big Data and the Repository of Babel

In 1941, the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) published a short story entitled “The Library of Babel.”  In the story Borges imagines a universe, known as the Library, which is described by the story’s narrator as made up of adjacent hexagonal rooms.  To find out more about how the Library is an effective metaphor for, among other things, how we should approach Big Data, please take a look at my article here.