by Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 5 June 2013

The Aleph is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges that relates the experience of a man suddenly able to see everything in the world all at once. And now, thanks to David Hirmes, that story just got a quirky, modern update. You can read the story translated into modern Twitter slang.

Or maybe you’re feeling classy, in which case, definitely go for the Gutenberg version. By searching for the phrase “I saw”, Hirmes was able to create these two alternate versions that are at once ridiculous and poetic. And the best part? It’s constantly being updated so you never read the same version twice!

I would love to read either version as a speech at some fancy event to a large crowd of people. You know that half the crowd would fall asleep and miss the joke anyway.