Wednesday, August 17, 2005

sorry, wilson

Maya's Micronomicon is like the sequel to those encoded messages they sent into space, the ones that start with 1 2 3 and work their way up to organic chemistry and astronomy in symbol form. A random page, for instance, includes Dalton's table of the elements, hobo signs and symbols, science symbols, the Gettysburg Address, specifications of the Earth, the Linnean order of classification, and the 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism. I think this might be the book Borges was looking for in the Infinite Library.

This is my number one 'stranded on a desert island with only one book' pick.