"Did computer generated 'high-entropy essays' have a life after 1968?"
Brent MacGregor, 2002.
in crystals functions electrons fill the band in the alkali metals
by the uncertainty relation quantized particles fill the band in insulators
by permutation quantized particles emerge from the binding energy
however degrees of freedom are transported with energy hv
by anology quantized waves are transported at zone boundaries
however normal modes transform into brioullin spectra
and usually photons undergo perturbations
in solids photons interact via electron-phonon interactions
and sometimes lattice waves are reflected isotropically
in the 19th century Maxwell proceeded wrongly phenomenologically
originally Lorentz could not understand the Rydberg constant
in 1869 Lorentz failed to explain the equipartition of energy
recently Born and Von Karman predicted the balmer serixes
in 1905 Einstein considered solids with this in mind
before the war Einstein suggested the Debye spectrum
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.