ATG Quirkies: RFID Tags Creating Found Poetry!

by | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Evidently, a new literary giant has emerged in the city where Shakespeare was born. And amazingly, the latest bard with a poetic flare is an inanimate object – and it’s in the library!

It turns out that a staff member noticed that the book return scanners was producing “charming found poetry” on the book return receipts which were “downright lyrical.”

Stratford-upon-Avon is usually thought of as the birthplace of Shakespeare, but perhaps in the future it will be known as the birthplace of our greatest accidental machine poet: an RFID-based book scanning machine that turns returned titles into verse…”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)


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