Travel Lists, Writing Ideas, and Umberto Eco’s Anti-Library

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There’s more value in the books you haven’t read than in the ones you have, or so Nassim Taleb tells us about Umberto Eco’s anti-library: despite having over thirty thousand books in his personal library, he is prouder of the ones he hasn’t read than the ones he has. This attitude should extend to one’s own knowledge, and to what we know and don’t know about our own worlds and the wider…