By Andrew C. Bickerton, Science.com article “This is the first time we’ve really been able to use the computer to do something,” says Peter Boulton, a computer scientist at Princeton University who has helped develop a computer-assisted novel writing technique called the “solar-powered pen.”
The technology can write on the surface of a paper by touching it with a pen tip, or on the paper by pushing a pen against it with an electronic brush.
The pen tip pushes against the paper to write, and the electronic brush creates a “pressure point” that the paper responds to.
In the case of this technique, the pressure point is a surface of paper that is flat on the ground, and is then moved around by the brush.
For example, if the pressure is near the center of the surface, the paper will write on that surface.
In contrast, if it’s near the edge, it will not.
The surface of the paper can be adjusted by moving the pressure around the surface by moving a small ball, and changing the speed of the ball to get it to move faster.
Boulon says that this technique can be used to write on paper that has been printed on the same paper before.
“When you’re writing on paper, the ink gets wet, and that wet ink has a tendency to migrate through the paper and into the paper surface,” he says.
This is a problem that has plagued many writers, who have found that the surface they want to write against gets harder to write with.
This can make it harder to tell the difference between what’s in front of them and what’s on the other side.
In some cases, the writer has had to alter the style of their prose so that the words would be more natural and more readable.
For instance, a story might have a scene where the character has a baby, and they want the reader to feel sympathy for that character, Boulont said.
If the writer’s story is going to be read by millions of people, they might want to make sure that there’s a happy ending, and to make that a little bit clearer in the ending, Boudton says.
“I think it’s a bit of a problem with people who don’t have children,” he adds.
“They might not have the vocabulary for that.”
Boulson says that a better way to deal with this is to have the storyteller write out the entire story for you, then cut it up into individual paragraphs and then have the reader re-read the whole story.
This method can also be used for fiction and nonfiction, he said.
The next step in the development of this technology is to see if it can be applied to writing on books, CDs, and DVDs.
For now, Batterton says that he thinks the technology is pretty good at doing that.
“It’s probably better than a traditional pen, but I think it works well enough for most people,” he said in an interview.
Batterson says the next step is to create a test, so that he can see if the technology works for the kinds of books that he wants to write.
“You know, if you go to a bookstore, you might want a book with a very clear ending, with a happy story,” he explained.
“So you might need a book that has a bit more of a cliffhanger and a happy conclusion, and if it works, I think that might be a good way to go.”
He said that he expects that the technology could be used in a range of writing styles, including poetry, fiction, and prose.
“The technology is not going to replace traditional writing,” he added.
“But the technology can be a tool for the writer, and it can also give the writer a tool to use in a different way.”
The next frontier in writing is to improve the technology and make it better for nonfiction.
Boudon says he plans to develop a technology to make it easier to add extra information to a novel or short story, but he is not ready to talk about that right now.
“We’ve just gotten this far,” he told me.
“There’s a lot of work ahead, and there are a lot more technical challenges that we’re still working through.”
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