The Policeman's Beard is Half-Constructed: Computer Prose and Poetry

The Policeman's Beard is Half-Constructed: Computer Prose and Poetry


Publication/Creation Date
September 1 1984
Creators/Contributors
William Chamberlain (creator)
Thomas Etter (creator)
Racter (creator)
Media Type
Fictional Novel
Persuasive Intent
Art
Description
The Policeman's Beard is Half-constructed was the first book written by a computer. The computer's name was Racter, short for raconteur, which was created by William Chamberlain and Thomas Etter. It was published by Warner Software/Warner Books in 1984.

The book consists of short stories, aphorisms, poetry, and imagined conversations. 
HCI Platform
Other
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Augments
Writing, Creating

Date archived
October 1 2018
Last edited
October 1 2018
How to cite this entry
William Chamberlain, Thomas Etter, Racter. (September 1 1984). "The Policeman's Beard is Half-Constructed: Computer Prose and Poetry". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/3257