Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Bookshelf

The purpose of a bookshelf is to keep you from reading every book you own simultaneously, lest your interests merge together into one formless, lifelong experience. A bookshelf separates and organizes a narrative out of your consumed narratives. Alphabetic instead of chronological, it is still a construct like time: an artificial framework on which we file an insane jumble of input into neat, logical order.

But there are many different ways to organize information, and the topology of your life need need not be linear.

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