Thursday, December 13, 2007
shopping in Chesterfield 2
The World Digital Library is a fascinating project which aims to harness the power of the web to establish a genuinely global resource. This is the promotional video, and you can read more on the site. I must say, though, I wouldn’t like to be faced with deciding what the significant primary materials from cultures around the world are…committed as I am to building intercultural understanding, it’s challenging to be all inclusive. This is not a problem that worries the editors of the magazine Intelligent Life – its web tie-in is here – which blends factoids with glossy features, under the strapline knowledge is pleasure. I wondered whether you could justify the idea that a little bit of knowledge constitutes a market. Only time will tell.