Monday, April 14, 2008

How I Wrote 200,000 Books . . .

Did you see the story in The New York Times about the guy who wrote 200,000 books? I don't care how he did it. That's a lot of books.
"But these are not conventional books, and it is perhaps more accurate to call Mr. Parker a compiler than an author. Mr. Parker, who is also the chaired professor of management science at Insead (a business school with campuses in Fontainebleau, France, and Singapore), 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."
Okay, so we're not talking novels or short story collections here. But still.

photo from NYT

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