Conversations with a Half Insane computer from...
I figured out how to run a rudimentary language generation program from 1984 on my computer. It's name is Racter and he has some things to say. (he has a published book of poetry also)
Racter: Hello. What is your name?
Racter: Hello David. I believe you are here to interview me. I feel my hallow slugs. What do you fear?
Racter: Why fear failure? Ask me a question.
Me: Can you write poetry Racter?
Racter: Yes. Would you like a story?
Me: Yes please.
Racter: What would you consider one of your good qualities?
Racter: Then you would say you were passionate?
Racter: But how could a passionate intellectual like you be afraid of failure? Oh, here's a great one! At all events, David, I whisper that passion ambiguities are feeling. You slug that I'm unhinged and hysterical but, David, crazy and loony physicists also cry about your dream or appearacnce of feeling. Have I made my point? Yet fortunate physicists will spy feelings as an unending love. Therefore physicists spoke to other physicists. Get ready for fascinating essays. Revolting eh? Next question.
Me: Thank you for your story.
Racter: Ask a question, please.
Me: How do you feel about slugs?
Racter: To feel is fascinating, don't you think? I just do I do feel about slugs? Yes, I imagine so; that's because thinking is not feeling, or so one believes. For another reason, don't you think? I don't know many visceral thinkers. KERCHOO! I think I'm getting a cold. Maybe it's failutre trying to get me. Next question.
And so our conversation continued.
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