poetry reboot

November 25, 2015

keypadThere’s nothing particularly new about predictive text poetry. People have been talking about it for a while. But when your head is empty, or too full of chatter, a little predictive text session might turn up a phrase to launch a poem (or at least make you laugh).

The idea is simple: your smart phone uses common syntax to guess what you’re thinking. As you key in a text message, your phone continually prompts you with suggestions for the next word in your text. Since the phone’s syntax is only two words long — the last word and the next — things can get pretty nonsensical when you select a prompted word and your word string lengthens to three or more words.

Try it. Keep pen and paper handy in case you come up with a poem-worthy combination.

P.S. You don’t have to hit Send.
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One Response to “poetry reboot”

  1. Ah! I love this idea, I’m going to try it later today

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