Hans Ulrich Obrist, "In conversation with Julian Assange," Part I, e-flux journal #25 (May, 2011), and his inkling of the bloc as a squarely defined, eternally immutable unit of information, and its preeminence of being the successor of the book :
We need a way of consistently and accurately naming every piece of human knowledge, in such a way that their name arises out of the knowledge itself, out of its textual, visual, or aural representation, where the name is inextricably coupled to what it actually is. If we have that name, and if we use that name to refer to some information, and someone tries to change the contents, then it is either impossible or completely detectable by anyone using the name.
a large quantity or allocation of things regarded as a unit.
a large piece of text processed as a unit .
an obstacle to the normal progress or functioning or flow of something.
to design or plan the movement of agents in a given theatre or space.