QOD: computers versus logologists

“There are two opposing views concerning the advent of the computer in recreational linguistics.  Some feel that it takes all the fun out of activities like dictionary-searching, and cheapens the words thus found; others welcome it as a tool that can be used in partnership with human ingenuity to define and solve previously unattainable linguistic problems.”

Ross Eckler, Making the Alphabet Dance, 1996, p. xii

palindromic word square [an example of ‘recreational linguistics’ at its best]:


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