Your Favorite Authors, Now Chat Bots!

How do you think Fyodor Dostoevsky would react to Google Docs? Do you think he would embrace the collaborative writing tool or instead remain invested in the Enlightenment individualism that accounts for much of contemporary writing practice and thought?

Google gives you… kind of an answer to this question with this spiffy (and mostly silly) Google Docs demo of collaborating with dead authors. It may be powered by chat bots, but fun, right? I have to say that I most adore Edgar Allen Poe’s unnecessary adverbs. Here’s my “collaboration.”

The Cows Collaboration

Of course, this sort of thing can’t be taken too seriously. But it sure is a lot of fun! Thanks to instructor Kevin Hodgson‘s heads-up via NWP’s Digital Is¬†for sharing this!

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