"I will end this beginning with another story and a word of warning. "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" describes the discovery of an encyclopedia of an unknown planet. This unreal world is the creation of a secret society of scientists, and gradually, the imaginary world of Tlon replaces and obliterates the real world. Substitute "the Internet" for Tlon and listen. Does this sound familiar?"
- Untangling the Web: A Guide to Internet Research
This book uses this instruction, as given by an undisclosed employee of the NSA, as a catalyst toward exploring the metaphors and mythologies that drive, shape, and re-shape technological progress. A contemporary myth as written by the NSA, Jorge Luis Borges, various Greek poets, unknown authors - edited and compiled by Simon Remiszewski.