It’s nearing the end of the semester here and so things are getting busy. It’s also spring vacation for the kiddos and so I’ll be spending more time with them. To add to that, my better half’s family is up helping with the renovations and so it’s a very busy week.
However, I’ll give you this: “The Library of Babel” by Jorge Luis Borges (you ought to be able to find a pdf online easily enough) is a short story about a universe which is a library, an immense library. The library houses every 410 page book based off a 25 character alphabet possible. There are delightful implications and Borges’ writing is great. This is a wonderful blend of mathematics and literature. Once you finish that, and it’s quick, check out “The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library of Babel” which is an easy and fun read.
I’ll be posting much more on this in the future as I hope to wrap up the liberal arts math course I teach with this short story and an exposure to large numbers. Until next time.