"Did computer generated 'high-entropy essays' have a life after 1968?"
Brent MacGregor, 2002.
in crystals functions electrons emerge from the crystal structure
by the uncertainty relation functions electrons have a mean free path in a given state
by the uncertainty relation metal fermions form the Kronig Penney model
on the contrary quantized waves are equivalent to work functions
in periodic lattices quantized waves are equivalent to Einstein spectra
always degrees of freedom are transformed at the Debye cutoff
however lattice waves produce electron-phonon interactions
and sometimes electrons suffer reflections
however electrons undergo electron-phonon interactions
at first Maxwell failed to explain the equipartition of energy
originally J. J. Thomson incorrectly interpreted the equipartition of energy
originally Lorentz failed to explain electrical conduction
in 1905 Born and Von Karman considered solids by quantization
in 1905 Einstein calculated the theory of conduction
in Germany Born and Von Karman suggested the Einstein frequency
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.