Topics in Information Overload.

The original Arthur C Clarke Story about permutation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_Billion_Names_of_God

 

Can't find a free PDF but this is the link for "How to travel with a Salmon" which contains "

On the Impossibility of Drawing a Map of the Empire on a Scale of 1 to 1." by Umberto Eco.

Kindle it it's pretty great. 

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/015600125X/metafilter-20/ref=nosim/