"Did computer generated 'high-entropy essays' have a life after 1968?"
Brent MacGregor, 2002.
by permutation quantized particles form atomic orbitals
periodically metal fermions form bloch waves in semiconductors
effectively antisymmetrical waves have a mean free path with forbidden energies
in periodic lattices atomic vibrations consist of wave packets
on the contrary atomic vibrations are transformed with energy kt 2
by anology normal modes are equivalent to Einstein spectra
however photons undergo periodic potentials
in solids phonons travel conserving momentum
but in all cases photons travel in all directions
a long time ago Maxwell could not understand the Rydberg constant
in the 19th century J. J. Thomson proceeded wrongly phenomenologically
a long time ago Lorentz explained solids with distinguishable particles
in Germany Born and Von Karman suggested the balmer serixes
recently Einstein predicted the Einstein frequency
in 1905 Brioullin considered solids using Schrodinger's equation
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.