The art of mechanized storytelling, or what a cardboard robot has to do with melodrama and Law & Order.
Ok, I'm buying a copy of this one! No, not one of the $250 original copies. But, one of the reissued copies. The truths within the book (preview pages on Amazon) are fascinating. The assumptions that this carefully catalogued thesis can easily be envisioned as a step towards the mechanized authoring of great literature is pretty amusing, even to a techno-nerd like myself.
Take the time to take a good look at the News clipping. What the heck do we need literature teachers for anyway!
I'd love to put this in the hands of a creative writing class.