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Published: 04 June 2014

360 Pages | 46 b/w

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199931415

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Cataloging the World

Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age

Alex Wright

  • Covers the fascinating history of a forgotten inventor and the first proto-internet
  • Populated with fascinating characters from H.G. Wells and Le Corbusier to Ted Nelson, Steve Jobs, and Tim Berners-Lee
  • The dual narrative tells both the story of Paul Otlet and the history of systems to organize knowledge, up through today's digital landscape of Google and Wikipedia