- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Warner Software/Warner Books (September 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446380512
- ISBN-13: 978-0446380515
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,199,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed: Computer Prose and Poetry by Racter- The First Book Ever Wrritten by a Computer Paperback – September, 1984
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Racter seems to have a predilection for lettuce, and for using a plethora of florid adjectives. Some of the jumps in logic (or are they disconnected ideas jammed together?) will have you scratching your head. His poetry is startling and full of gunshots of imagination. But don't blame him -- it's the way he was programmed.
Even so, Racter may make more sense than "Finnegans Wake"....
Computer-authored books and computer-composed music are in their infancy, but you can be sure there will be more (and better) to come.