Sunday, April 20, 2008

He wrote 200,000 books

Knowing how much effort it takes to write just one book, I did a double take at this headline of an NYT article: He Wrote 200,000 Books

It seems that Professor Phillip Parker at Insead had computers do much of the heavy lifting. He
"has developed computer algorithms that collect publicly available information on a subject — broad or obscure — and, aided by his 60 to 70 computers and six or seven programmers, he turns the results into books in a range of genres, many of them in the range of 150 pages and printed only when a customer buys one."

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