Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Did you ever play this game with words as kids? You fold a sheet of paper in four columns. Everybody in the room says a name or a noun, which you write in the first column. Then the process is repeated with a verb for the second column, an adjective in the third and a location in the fourth. When the page is unfolded to read the lines which have been created in this random manner of generating text, some of the sentences are unbelievably funny, some are stupid or nonsensical and some are beautiful. And you have just created a text in an ergodic manner.