Friday, December 05, 2008

Let computers write thier own code

Going back a bit to the Words made Flesh reading, I was interested in the idea of the machine designed to write every possibly book. Such a machine seems totally useless to me. The endless possible combination of letters and punctuation seems no more realized when printed out by such a machine then when an author imagines his story, drawing from the alphabet to make meaning. The machine's endless variations must still be read and contemplated by a second party for them to be put into action. Let the writer be the editor of this babel, as the human mind and hand must intercede at some point anyway. However, a computer which prints out every possible code seems like a good idea, as a computer code like the Word of God immediately becomes action.


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