Computer “archaeologist” David Ward has unearthed a software program from the early days of the Cold War that does something much more deadly than target missiles: it writes poetry. Badly. (“World’s First Computer Was Used to Generate Love Poetry,” by Nigel Bunyan, Telegraph.) Visit the Manchester Mark I emulator if you dare–and don’t say I didn’t warn you.
YOU ARE MY TENDER LOVE. MY AVID SYMPATHY KEENLY TEMPTS YOUR CHARM. MY HUNGER THIRSTS FOR YOUR TENDER TENDERNESS. YOU ARE MY LITTLE TENDERNESS: MY ADORABLE THIRST.
M. U. C.