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March 15, 2013 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Are your favorite writers using Google Docs? Probably. They're also bossy and irritable.
posted by Snarl Furillo (14 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Spoiler: Google eventually shutters Docs as unprofitable, portrayed here with a pop-up informing you barbarian hordes have sacked the Library of Alexandria.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:42 PM on March 15, 2013 [13 favorites]


Today is like that scene in Being John Malkovich where John Malkovich is with a bunch of other John Malkoviches, all going 'Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich,' but replace the word 'Malkovich' with Google.
posted by swift at 5:43 PM on March 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


hay roll you google.
posted by ennui.bz at 5:46 PM on March 15, 2013


Not sure if this is an improvement or not, but Dickens was definitely worse for wear.
posted by kithrater at 5:52 PM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Who knew Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky wrote in English?
posted by RogerB at 6:15 PM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Today is like that scene in The Wire where McNulty and Bunk communicate only using the word "fuck", but they are talking about their reliance on Google's various services instead of a homicide.
posted by oulipian at 6:17 PM on March 15, 2013 [12 favorites]


It slows to a crawl whenever I get to the fourth line or so... anyone else getting that?
posted by codacorolla at 6:22 PM on March 15, 2013


It slows to a crawl whenever I get to the fourth line or so... anyone else getting that?
Yeah. Google docs does that. It's predictive and understands that you are starting to experience writer's block.
posted by Mario Speedwagon at 7:10 PM on March 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


> What does that suggest to you?
posted by not_on_display at 8:06 PM on March 15, 2013


Ah hey Google sure I'd love to play with your quirky toy th GO TO HELL GOOGLE I'M NOT FALLING FOR IT YOU DIRTY BASTARDS.
posted by JHarris at 8:06 PM on March 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm not quite sure when the last time I've been this confused is.

SOrry for the hanging participle or whatever that is.

is.
posted by DoubleLune at 8:08 PM on March 15, 2013


The loofah is so startling it leaves no undershorts unstained... I do not whoosh to make my humps a laughing-stock before these idle fasteners. Let absolute festering sloth dim your whore's new baguette. I wish my aunt Muriel would or at least unquestionably could write as mysterious as a cat. Where is her pen? The doer alone learneth.

Zuckerberg is the thief of time, collar him. A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends, preferably in dusty old gallon jugs. Whether 'tis nobblier in the knees to sling the outrageous or suffer the fortunate arrows - two sheep, perchance? Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual poo dream within a dream. An hour behind, the reeking breath, turning up to school without trousers - alas, all is lost!
posted by flabdablet at 3:05 AM on March 16, 2013


Mention the name of any of the "assisting" writers in a sentence and hilarity ensues.
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:19 AM on March 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


I wonder how things would have turned out for Emily Dickinson and these other authors if they had omnipresent internet access like we do... Could they write on machines hooked up to a distraction delivery network? Would they post on Metafilter?
posted by mbrock at 12:59 PM on March 16, 2013


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