Is this for real ?

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Wed Aug 18 08:48:57 MDT 1999



This mechanical postmodern essay generator seems like the Sokal and Bricomont hoax to
the tenth power.


Charles Brown




>>> "Workers World / Chicago" <wwchi at wwa.com> 08/17/99 08:45PM >>>

The most hilarious link from this page is the "Postmodern Essay Generator" at
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/cgi-bin/postmodern

This link, when selected, automatically generates your own personal postmodern essay.
It is likely to have a lot to do with socialist realism.  If you get it published, be
sure to credit the author of the program:

>The Postmodernism Generator was written by Andrew C. Bulhak, using the Dada Engine, a
>system for generating random text
from recursive grammars.

>More detailed technical information may be found in Monash University Department of
>Computer Science Technical Report
>96/264: "On the Simulation of Postmodernism and Mental Debility Using Recursive
>Transition Networks". An on-line
>copy is available here.










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