Friday, 7 December 2007

Pack it in, writers.

Yikes. Looks like the Author might soon be an oddity of the past. (Hah! As if).

Software gurus in Russia have whipped up a piece of computer software that can write a fully readable novel.

The good thing is that readers will be receiving version 2.0 of the novel:
The first version of the novel did not seem interesting to the publishing house, so the initial data was revised and the program generated the second version in three days. After that the manuscript like any other novel to be published went through the editorial corrections.

Astrel SPb chief editor highly appreciates the final version of the novel, ‘all the rest will be charged by the readers’, - he says. He continues 10 thousand copies of the novel will be issued. If the experiment proves a success, then other ‘computer novels’ will be published.
What's eye-brow raising to me is that the novel is written in the style of Haruki Murakami. Hey! What's that supposed to mean? That Murakami writes like a robot?

Anyway, surely something to check out if it ever reaches the English-speaking world.

2 comments:

  1. Pack it in? O but I have barely gotten started... :(

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