Reimplemented computational poetry, electronic literature, and digital literary art that was originally developed on batch processing systems.

Love Letters
Christopher Strachey, 1953

Stochastic Texts
Theo Lutz, 1959

Random Sentences
Victor H. Yngve, 1961

Permutation Poems
Brion Gysin & Ian Sommerville, 1960s

Generator of Five-Word Lines
based on a project by J. M. Coetzee, c. 1962–1965

A House of Dust
Alison Knowles & James Tenney, 1967

Random Poetry
Michal Murin, 1989

a site by Nick Montfort,
Created for & presented at the first NYU ITP Code Poetry Slam, New York City, November 14, 2014
“Random Sentences” reimplemented & added in response to a commission by Agnieszka Kurant for a reading in Rhinebeck, New York, July 23, 2016
“Random Poetry” reimplemented & translated as part of the Renderings project; added July 28, 2017
“Generator of Five-Word Lines” added (in its first version) November 7, 2018
This site previously gave the date of Strachey’s love letter generator as 1952. The consensus now is that the first outputs from the system were posted in August 1953.