I briefly considered starting with the Wikipedia excerpt below, but then decided I should generate some additional content to pad in front of it.
I take my responsibility to you, the content consumer, seriously. I would never jump right into the middle of things and risk offending your sensibilities while denying your expectation of a gentle build-up.
Let’s get the technical stuff out of the way. Here’s something you might discover at The Source of All Knowledge:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In content generation, a content generator is a device that converts source material and free-floating ideas into new consumptual matter, usually for the purpose of conveying advertisitrons through a monetization circuit.
Traditionally performed by inefficient biomechanical devices called “writers” — or, “authors” — this function is undergoing a process of automation expected to yield vastly greater quantities of content, much needed for projected growth in advertisitron demand.
Even if fictional, my excerpt qualifies as content. This is just me, doing my job. Generating content. For you, the content consumer.
There are those that are offended by the terminology of content generation. Cranky pundits, so-called artists, and even readers. Artists may think it demeans the “creative process,” while readers may not want to acknowledge their place in a properly functioning monetization circuit.
These people don’t want to admit the simple truth that creative work is a “commodity whose purpose is to fill a box and make money.”
But why not embrace it? In a world of ubiquitous connectivity, we need big content providers with big content management tools and a large, lowly paid class of content creators to produce all the content we need to sell more advertising.
Lo, I am Content Generator. Hear the turning of my crank.