Spontaneous Divination

Searching for “a method by which to scry using the Internet as a whole …”

The Library of Babel … uses a small set of characters, lower case letters, no digits, and the only punctuation marks are comma and period. here is how i use it. i type in my search string, which for the purpose of demonstration will be my entire post. next i look at the results page and examine the options. the third option down shows where your string is found, padded with random english words. choose more random word matches and then scroll down the list of matches until one finds a number which is appealing. click that number. see the search string in bold. look at the words to either side. ta da.

The Library of Babel (link).

(Other than it being a ‘data’ anagram, I’m not getting much from “ta da”.)

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