To users, popular web-based “generators” seem both to create original verbal or visual online texts and to output data that conforms to the conventions of a specific and recognizable pre-established genre.
Thus, web generators are both generative and generic.
Theoretical, scientific, and aesthetic pretensions can be lampooned because generators output automatic or pseudo-random results.
Postmodern Essay Generator
Inspired by the Sokal hoax, this generator outputs prose of pseudo-postmodern theory.
Creator Andrew Bulhak compares this simulation of scholarly prose to “mental debility” or the “ranting of a paranoid schizophrenic street preacher, or perhaps a USENET ranter” or the text of “eccentric pseudoscientic/religious pamphlets.”
The authority of supposedly peer-reviewed scientific conferences is similarly lampooned
""" Random Compliment Generator """ # based on the Random Insult Generator but modified for a work environment pronoun = ['you','my','thou'] verb = ['hard working', 'forward thinking', 'fast moving'] # doing words verb.extend(['quick learning', 'compelling','painstakingly', 'encouraging']) verb.extend(['amazingly'] adjective = ['intelligent', 'smart'] # describing word adjective.extend(['vigorous','energetic','resourceful', 'thorough', 'meticulous']) adjective.extend(['reliable','diligent','advanced']) adjective.extend(['avant garde','cutting edge','revolutionary','dynamic']) noun