"Did computer generated 'high-entropy essays' have a life after 1968?"
Brent MacGregor, 2002.
by the uncertainty relation metal fermions form extended zones
by the uncertainty relation functions electrons define the Kronig Penney model
effectively antisymmetrical waves occupy all energies in insulators
in periodic lattices normal modes can be calculated at every lattice vector
always degrees of freedom can be calculated by perturbation theory
on the contrary quantized waves are conserved at zone boundaries
and usually electrons travel anisotropically
but in all cases electrons interact via electron-phonon interactions
and sometimes phonons interact via standing waves
in 1869 J. J. Thomson made poor assumptions on pre-quantum physics
at first Rayleigh and Jeans found electrons baffling on pre-quantum physics
originally Maxwell failed to explain the failure of equopartition
before the war Einstein considered solids classically
before the war Einstein considered solids anharmonically
in the 20th century Debye tackled the problem 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.