How do they do this? Can python?

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Wed Aug 7 18:30:03 CEST 2002

Michael Hudson wrote:
> Tim Daneliuk <tundra at> writes:
>><obscure and ancient Net Lore>
>>Does anyone here remember Bimmler (aka Rob Pike) at AT&T labs?
>>Bimmler was Pike's alter ego who "took over" net.suicide.
>>In the beginning Pike did things manually, but eventually,
>>he used some research on text processing they were doing at the Labs to
>>automate the process.  As I recall, the software took the
>>daily output of a variety of selected USENET groups, stirred it
>>together and produced output that seemed like legitimate English
>>syntax, but was absolute semantic gibberish much like the
>>recent spammage.
>>If you ever get a change to hear Pike tell the story, it is side-splittingly
>></obscure etc.>
> This is the same Rob Pike who wrote "The Practice Of Programming" with
> Kernigan?


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