Re: [textualcriticism] Re: Fun stuff
- Ya,and he improved up on Albert Einstein has also:Karl
Michael Marlowe <marlow@...> wrote:
I was contacted by the author of this site more than a year ago. At that
time it was at a different URL, with much the same content. There have been
some minor changes.
When the author contacted me (by email) he merely gave a link and a brief
description of the site, apparently as a "link suggestion" for my website's
I'm tempted to think that the whole thing is a put-on, and that the author
described on the site (and its sister-sites) is a fictitious person. But on
the other hand ... I have seen some pretty crazy stuff online. And the
changes in the content suggest to me that it is probably not just a game or
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wieland Willker" <willker@...-bremen.de>
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2004 9:32 AM
Subject: [textualcriticism] Re: Fun stuff
> This website is quite interesting.
> I was suspicious already from the beginning, because of the word
> All the content appears to be "machine-generated".
> I have sent an email to the given address and got quite interesting
> "machine-generated" answers back.
> Do you remember Joseph Weizenbaum's chatterbot program "Elisa"?
> Something like that, but better.
> The question that arises is: Why? Is this a game?
> This is for the most part off-topic, I know, but as I am the moderator,
> I am allowing some discussion about this. :-)
> Best wishes
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