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The Policeman's Beard is Half-Constructed by Racter
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May 16, 2008

really liked it

This book was authored in 1983 by a computer--an artificial intelligence program called RACTER. Very eerie at times and very curious:

"Happily and sloppily a skipping jackal watches an aloof crow. This is enthralling. Will the jackal eat the crow? I fantasize about the jackal and the crow, about the crow in the expectations of the jackal."

"Babbitt, along with other enthusiasts, married a runner, and consequently L. Ron Hubbard married Schubert, the confused feeler, himself who was divorcing L. Ron Hubbard's Tasmanian devil. Then elegance prevailed. Poor Babbitt! But that's how enthusiasts are."

Incredible, right?
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Muna woah. double woah. double triple turing woah.


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