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Machine Makes Writers Obsolete

by Staff

Tags: Books, Writing, Machines, Automatic,

In Philip M. Parker’s world, there’s no need for a writer to create a book. Parker has created a machine that can write books without the need for pesky and temperamental pencil pushers. According to an article by Marc Abrahams in the Guardian, the machine takes a topic, taps into a vast database of information, and spits out a book. “Parker estimates that it costs him about 12p to write a book, with, perhaps, not much difference in quality from what a competent wordsmith or an MBA might produce,” Abrahams writes. Looks like I should start searching for a new job.

Bennett Gordon