Can’t stop the music

Sing, bard!

This is cool. Rob Malda, the founder of, got bored and created an automatic poetry generator. Go to his engine here, type in an URL, and it’ll scrape bits of text from the page and use it to generate a little poem. I shoved Collision Detection into it and got the following opus:

collision Detection. Nor do I was a local paper, looking
a Japanese camp in
stalls. urination
has an audience that not all
Haidas. how
we expect
them to hear
your stream of their movies would automatically
add and
imprisoned for the
wits at Google News, is precisely
the female, American
prisoner of bonkers crap about
spam to
do the best by the
Gemini look dashing
and the
result? Active
accounts ones his wife, almost thinking about 20
per second.
The fish to
tell you,
go Go! in the road and
not 3D environments per second.

(Thanks to Boing Boing for finding this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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