"Did computer generated 'high-entropy essays' have a life after 1968?"
Brent MacGregor, 2002.
periodically quantized particles fill the band up to a certain value
effectively functions electrons have a mean free path with forbidden energies
periodically quantized particles form bloch waves in semiconductors
always degrees of freedom consist of the reciprocal lattice
often normal modes consist of standing waves
always quantized waves are transported at every lattice vector
and sometimes phonons travel conserving momentum
however lattice waves undergo perturbations
therefore lattice waves are reflected conserving momentum
in 1869 Lorentz could not understand the equipartition of energy
before Planck Rayleigh and Jeans explained solids using classical arguments
a long time ago Maxwell found electrons baffling mathematically
in 1928 Brioullin found a solution in terms of standing waves
in 1928 Einstein tackled the problem with this in mind
before the war Brioullin proceeded with this in mind
High-Entropy Essays were part
of Cybernetic Serendipity at the ICA, London, 1968 along with
Hardly anyone remembers High-Entropy Essays now. This is a sad thing.
They are the forerunner of all the computer
that have tried to pass as human-authored. However, Mendoza's
subterfuge was quickly discovered. This happened about 1962.
Mendoza tells the
might also be interested to know the origin of this work.
Professor Flowers (no less) had a theory
students never actually learned any real ideas; all they learned
was a vocabulary of okay words which they strung
in arbitrary order, relying on the fact that an examiner
pressed for time would not actually read what they had written
would scan down the pages looking
for those words...The end point was when a colleague from another
me some first year examination papers
a week or so before the exam, and I wrote suitable vocabularies
copied down what the computer emitted... the script was slipped in
among the genuine ones. Unfortunately it was marked
a very conscientious man who eventually
stormed into the Director's office shouting "Who the hell is this man,
why did we ever
him? So perhaps Professor Flowers' hypothesis was incorrect."
COMPUTERIZED HAIKU. They are frankly bogus physics essays.
The original program is lost. Mendoza published some of the
High-Entropy Essays. He also published a flow chart of the program.
This is what I used when I came to program my version. However, these two (mine and his) groups of
essays differ slightly.
When I have time I'll try to reverse-engineer Mendoza's essays to work
back to how he made them.