3 automatous readers (1976)

What, exactly, is going on here? As far as I can tell, three automatons – Amm, Jad and Epho – gradually develop personalities before turning themselves off. An oddly effective piece that predates artificially intelligent computers by … well, by a couple of months at least. I first used parts of it in “Radio Alley,” a 1975 piece for the Lynn Dally Dance Company. (I was the company’s composer-musician and baker, but that’s another story for another time.)