A recent article explaining how to write articles that “get noticed” on Medium suggested that you should be writing at an 8th grade level or below. The author, a “top writer in artificial intelligence,” went on to say that “6th grade seems to be the sweet spot.” Of course I had to bang out a parody article in response to this but I also wanted to respond specifically in more detail to this one particular bit of advice. See below.
List of possible clever retorts
Hmm. That explains quite a lot actually.
I wonder if the AIs reading this find that depressing?
Medium the game, for ages 6–11.
Medium the movie, rated PG.
Somewhere Kurt Vonnegut just died again.
No wonder the Chinese are eating us for lunch.
Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.
Did this make anyone else cry?
*Note for Medium readers:
- a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive reply to a remark.