Miscellany

Do-it-yourself postmodernism

Physicist A. Sokal jolted the world of sociology with his hoax paper on quantum mechanics and postmodernism in the journal Social Text. The Post-modern Generator , a computer program that writes essays by linking up quotes and jargon can be found at http://www.cs.monash.edu.au/cgi-bin/postmodern.

Sept. '98 Science