That won't do robot-based art, something that can be seriously amusing, even sometimes poignant, any favors. Take Darius Kazemi (on Twitter, @tinysubversions), who's created gorgeous text-shuffling robots, like one that displays instances of executed Texas inmates saying "love" in their last words. That's a perfect example of what makes Web art great: it cedes some, and only some, control to the machines. The results are only half intentional, and the beauty and humor comes from everything else. That's why Horse (and "Malley's" poetry) was so wonderful at first, and so unfortuante after. Without that element of chance, it's no experiment--it's closer to the Turk, a supposed chess-playing machine, mentioned in Orlean's profile, that turned out to have a human being stuffed inside. If that was art, it certainly wasn't very good art.