ACM president's letter: computer-based predictive writing

@article{Denning1982ACMPL,
  title={ACM president's letter: computer-based predictive writing},
  author={Peter J. Denning},
  journal={Communications of The ACM},
  year={1982},
  volume={25},
  pages={315-316}
}
  • P. Denning
  • Published 1 May 1982
  • Education
  • Communications of The ACM
Some years ago, I read a science fiction tale in which an inventor connected a teletype to a random signal generator. As chance would have it, the machine began after several years of garble to generate recognizable sentences. Soon it was printing the entire written works of mankind. One day, having read newspaper texts from a future time, the inventor destroyed the machine, locked up his house, and vanished. Yesterday's science fiction is tomorrow's science fact. Turning the science behind… 

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