May 20, 2009

"Exceptionally nonsensical bounteousness" confuses David Post.

Why? Isn't it obvious? The internet is written for robots.

3 comments:

rhhardin said...

It's Mark V Shaney, a program by Bruce Ellis and Rob Pike.

Start at the beginning of a large amount of text you want to imitate, and at each word with some probability transition to some other place in the text that uses the same word sequence that you just used.

The higher the probability, the less sense it makes; the lower the probability, the more it's just a copy of what was originally written. Somewhere in the middle is the most amusing probability.

John Lynch said...

Wow. It's amazing that this blog can have 300 posts two entries down, but only one comment here.

It makes me understand why some blogs only post things that bring lots of traffic...

Largo said...

I loved the comment about colorless green ideas.