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This robot has been secretly running Hollywood for 80 years

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In 1931, inventor Wycliffe Hill unveiled his fantastic plot-writing robot in Modern Mechanics magazine. I'm of the mind that this thing became sentient and just kept recycling the same index cards once his master passed away. [Modern Mechanix]

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Might I forward a more prosaic hypothesis?