A Mighty Host, ein wunderbar lyrischer Twitter-Bot von Mike Lynch, der basierend auf Umberto Ecos The Infinity of Lists (dt. Die unendliche Liste) und Homers Schiffskatalog aus der Ilias immer weitere Neuzugänge zur Flotte der ollen Griechen hinzufügt, um sie in den Twitterbot-Krieg gegen das virtuelle Troja zu schicken. (via Procedural Generation)
I was sadly dipping into Umberto Eco's The Infinity of Lists after his death, and reading about the catalogue of ships in the Iliad, and that's how @amightyhost was born. […]
Faced with something that is immensely large, or unknown, of which we still do not know enough or of which we shall never know, the author tells us he is unable to say, and so he proposes a list very often as a specimen, example, or indication, leaving the reader to imagine the rest.
—Umberto Eco, The Infinity of Lists
Mein Favorite bislang: „Fourteen dozen jokers came from Elmwood Park.“