“The air was clear. Our prose was not.”
NPR’s Protojournalist conducts an experiment with Hemingway, an app designed to help make your prose as bold and clear as Papa’s: how does it react when you feed it a few lines of The Sun Also Rises? You might be surprised.
Do not tell Papa. He might take it hard. To say his prose can be improved by machinery may not be good, but it is gutsy. And that is good.
Will all of this lead to finer work by young writers in Paris and elsewhere? Maybe they will keyboard long and well and the result will be BitTorrents of Spring or The Old Man and the C Drive.
Isn’t it pretty to think so?
Read the entire writeup here.