A young entrepreneur concludes that if a calculator can perform the fundamental functions of mathematics, then the same could hold true for a computer designed for writing.
Stands as the slippery-slope argument (from 1948) of “if we rely on computers to do basic arithmetic, then writing too…”
‘There are many other little refinements too, Mr Bohlen. You’ll see them all when you study the plans carefully. For example, there’s a trick that nearly every writer uses, of inserting at least one long, obscure word into each story. This makes the reader think that the man is very wise and clever. So I have the machine do the same thing. There’ll be a whole stack of long words stored away just for this purpose.’
‘In the “word-memory” section,’ he said, epexegetically.
Dystopia junkies will like this; also, anyone reading 1984 will enjoy it.
“The Great Automatic Grammatizator” by Roald Dahl