The Library of Babel

The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite
and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts
between, surrounded by very low railings. From any of the hexagons one
can see, interminably, the upper and lower floors.

The distribution of
the galleries is invariable. Twenty shelves, five long shelves per side,
cover all the sides except two; their height, which is the distance from
floor to ceiling, scarcely exceeds that of a normal bookcase. One of
the free sides leads to a narrow hallway which opens onto another gallery,
identical to the first and to all the rest….

the story by Jorge Luis Borges
via HyperDiscordia

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