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A collection of random textual artifacts.

Plus some articles on methods for generating random text.

Text can be "random" in either of two ways:
  1. It's unpredictable, surreal, surprisingly apt, curiously interesting, or perhaps just picked arbitrarily.    Most of the "textual artifacts" in the collection are random in this sense.
  2. It was produced by a method that makes some of its decisions by making random choices, typically by using a random number generator.   Such text can be random in the other way as well, and often that is the aim.