Many A Hubot31 Mar 2015
I’ve spent the last few nights working and reworking through a tangential thought.
I was thinking about so many examples of recombinatory ideas. By this I mean all those largely successful ideas that stem from the simple combination of multiple other, simpler ideas. Usually, these precursor memes are well-known or outmoded.
This means that any sufficiently informed person is a hotbed, ripe for successful recombinatory ideas (or so we all hope). Usually, we are able to recombine facts and fiction during moments of relaxation (good ideas happen in the shower). I spent the last few nights trying to build a service to do that for me.
This was the general scaffolding for the bot:
- Accept input of text I had written (my thoughts)
- Accept and index text I had read (articles and emails and such)
- Index both of those
- Produce Markov chains from this seed input on a regular pace throughout the day
- Send these recombinatory (markov chain) sentences to me for inspiration
Ultimately, I decided to halt any more development. After further thought (get it?), I think my time could better be spent actually enforcing relaxation time for myself and focusing on increasing my self-indexing ability. Part of that is writing more. Concentration, concatenation, contextualization.