It’s funny ’cause it’s true
There is a great little internet meme doing the rounds today. It’s called “I Write Like” and the premise is simple. Cut and paste a sample of your writing, press ANALYZE, and presto-whamo it figures out which author your writing style most resembles. (h/t to my friend blogging-author-journalist-wunderkind Andrew Potter for this little gem).
Now, ignoring the bit where the author of this site says there is no science behind it, I think there is one incontrovertible piece of evidence that she is on to something. If you drop the donors’ Kabul Conference Communique into the thingamabob it immediately tells you the drafters write like science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke.
I think that’s pretty much right on the money.