"Did computer generated 'high-entropy essays' have a life after 1968?"
Brent MacGregor, 2002.
by the uncertainty relation quantized particles form the binding energy
in crystals metal fermions define the Kronig Penney model
therefore quantized particles depend on the dirac delta function
because of equipartition degrees of freedom are conserved at every lattice vector
often normal modes transform into Einstein spectra
often quantized waves are transformed like Planck oscillators
therefore photons travel isotropically
and usually photons suffer periodic potentials
but in all cases lattice waves are propogated conserving momentum
at first Lorentz explained solids mathematically
before 1901 Lorentz explained solids theoretically
originally Maxwell found electrons baffling on Holtzman statistics
in the 20th century Einstein tackled the problem classically
in Germany Debye tackled the problem by quantization
in 1928 Einstein worked out the balmer serixes
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.