Vice: Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue all of the Information on Earth

Vice: Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue all of the Information on Earth. “A short train ride from Brussels, in the sleepy university town of Mons, Belgium, is an inconspicuous white building that houses a relatively obscure testament to humanity’s thirst for knowledge. Called the Mundaneum, the building houses an early-1900s attempt at collecting and cataloging the entirety of the world’s information, nearly a century before sites like Google and Wikipedia made access to such repositories easily accessible from anywhere with a Wi-Fi signal.”

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