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Published: 10 July 2014

360 Pages | 46 b/w


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 innovator and the first proto-Internet
  • The dual narrative covers both the dreams and failures of Paul Otlet and the history of systems to organize recorded knowledge
  • There is only one other full-length book about Paul Otlet currently in print
  • Carries the story of the dream of universal knowledge up to today's technological landscape of Google and Wikipedia