The First Shall Last
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The First Shall Last:
Today ends a two decadesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ long trip for me, and a three-year trip for Jim Andrews and four of his widely dispersed co-conspirators. After twenty-three years, some of the earliest computer poems, programmed by bpNichol back in 1983 and 1984 and published under the Underwhich imprint in 1984, are once again loosed on the world. The process wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t easy, but it was easier than we could reasonably have expected it to be. The project and its results address three issues that interest me most: visual poetry, archives, and language.
Some of the first computer based poems of this person’s experience are now made available. This is great and they should be committed to archive.org, and likely other places. Computerized poetry has been a long standing tradition at this point in time of history… People are already forming nostalgias about it.