La Machine à Écrire (The typewriter)

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This work is a good illustration of the notion of "computer-assisted literature" («littérature assistée par ordinateur»). Jean Baudot realized a combinatorial program, then gathered the generated texts in a book (La machine à écrire). In these examples, the computer was used to prolong previous literary approaches. In this experimental period, the output remained the printed or recited text.


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La machine à écrire (Cover, 1964). Source: Bouchardon 2012.
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