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My friend Jake from Insider Agitation posted this on my Myspace page and I’m really interested by it. The early-twentieth-century Belgian information scientist Paul Otlet predicted the basic infrastructure of the Internet in a vision so uncannily exact it’s almost eery considering he wrote the essay in 1934. He called it “The Radiated Library” or, alternately, “The Televised Book” and described the necessary network of connections as “an immense edifice”. He predicted browser windows, speakers and video. it seems as influential to me as Babbage‘s “Difference Engine“.

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My good friend Jake just got his new blog, Insider Agitation, up and running. I highly recommend it, he’s got a great eye for media and and is one of the best on-line researchers I know. He makes interesting connections and anyone interested in the War on Terror, media studies, surveillance, and international relations should keep this site in mind. Let’s hope it’s a big success.

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