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Brendan Howell created the Python agent txtr. txtr turns the teenager’s novel into a form that simulates a sms language practised by adolescents: she reduces the novel to a series of short messages that look like abbreviated SMS messages.
txtr creates a ficticious text. The way the sentences are generated is entirely articifial. For each paragraph txtr selects the first sentence and trims it if it counts more than 160 characters. Next, she deletes the vowels and republishes the sentence in capitals in a new document called txtr-novel that she saves in a temporary folder.
One could consider that last gesture an act of modesty, but it feels like a proper metaphor. Apart of being the topic of scientific research projects, some novels and the memory of a generation teenager language is not meant to last. It is temporary by definition.