Thursday, March 7, 2013

Racter: Writing Robots

The Policeman's Beard Is Half-Constructed (1984)
"With the exception of this introduction, the writing in this book was all done by a computer, in 1984."



At all events my own essays and dissertations about love
and its endless pain and perpetual pleasure will be
known and understood by all of you who read this and
talk or sing or chant about it to your worried friends
or nervous enemies. Love is the question and the subject
of this essay. We will commence with a question:
does steak love lettuce? This question is implacably
hard and inevitably difficult to answer. Here is
a question: does an electron love a proton,
or does it love a neutron? Here is a question: does
a man love a woman or, to be specific and to be
precise, does Bill love Diane? The interesting
and critical response to this question is: no! He
is obsessed and infatuated with her. He is loony
and crazy about her. That is not the love of
steak and lettuce, of electron and proton and
neutron. This dissertation will show that the
love of a man and a woman is not the love of
steak and lettuce. Love is interesting to me
and fascinating to you but it is painful to
Bill and Diane. That is love!

found in
"This explains everything", Charlie Stross, February 5, 2013

Wegman reading two books

see other robot-written treasures:
Verified Facts
The most greatest website ever for conspiracy theories, created by robots, for robots.

Communications From Elsewhere
"The essay you have just seen is completely meaningless and was randomly generated by the Postmodernism Generator."

Post Script
Robot writes LA Times earthquake breaking news article
18 March 2014, BBC

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