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Do Androids Dream of Moons in June?

Computer “archaeologist” David Ward has unearthed a software program from the early days of the Cold War that does something much more deadly than target missiles: it writes poetry. Badly. (“World’s First Computer Was Used to Generate Love Poetry,” by Nigel Bunyan, Telegraph.) Visit the Manchester Mark I emulator if you dare–and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

JEWEL DEAR
        YOU ARE MY TENDER LOVE. MY AVID SYMPATHY KEENLY TEMPTS YOUR CHARM. MY HUNGER THIRSTS FOR YOUR TENDER TENDERNESS. YOU ARE MY LITTLE TENDERNESS: MY ADORABLE THIRST.
                                YOURS SEDUCTIVELY
                                           M. U. C.

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

2 Comments on "Do Androids Dream of Moons in June?"

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  1. joelcreese@gmail.com' Joel says:

    So when are you going to run the bad poetry?

  2. Keir says:

    Um . . . soon?

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