Thursday, November 27, 2008

Poetic Spam

I know I shouldn't give this publicity but one particular spam commenter made me chuckle. Following a link back to the computer generated blog behind a recent piece of Spam I was surprised to discover that it was full of poetry. Original computer generated poetry. Here's a sample:

saying, - she said Marvin, almost pathetic sense in that it Damogran,
- said Ford, - Did the other Vogons. a large table with a moment that Benji mouse.
- said Arthur. - OK, sure you need that, renewed worse
was later one of wildest dreams... the last Id

While it may be that the top chess playing computers are now better than humans I think it is safe to say that it will be a few years yet before a computer wins the Nobel prize for literature.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So ironic that it includes "Vogons". Mind you, it's a distinct improvement on Vogon poetry, it's got a certain something about it...