“Surprisingness,” and writing, from BERG blog

If you’re a writer (or just curious) you might find this interesting. Can Google Scribe‘s autocomplete feature predict what you’re going to say next? Could this be used as a worthwhile measure of your “surprisingness” (as Berg puts it) or the signal-to-noise ratio in your writing?

I feel like I’m connected to the spirit world, except that the spirit world is an amalgam of a billion Internet users and Google’s massive server farm.What I like about Scribe is that you can see how surprising each word is. If Google can’t predict what you’re about to say, what you’re saying is truly novel. via The surprisingness of what we say about ourselves – Blog – BERG featured in O’Reilly Radar‘s “Four Short Links.”

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