This Me­chan­i­cal Turk and its fully au­to­mated suc­ces­sors could be­come a built-in part of our word-proces­sors such that once we have writ­ten a text, it is also in­stantly read and its en­tire life-cy­cle—from con­cep­tion to pro­duc­tion to con­sum­ma­tion—hap­pens in­stan­ta­neously. It could be plugged di­rectly into Cre­ative Writ­ing de­part­ments. And, of course, it would be­come ir­re­sistible to plug read­ing ma­chines di­rectly into writ­ing ma­chines.
“The Reading Machine” at