After a year of perusing Medium articles, I can't help but think bots could do a better job in around 25% of cases, and the same level of job in 50% of cases. We can define "job" as follows: writing content that has at least one original thought that is based in fact and derived by means of reasoning from such fact(s). Most Medium content appears to be merely echoing generic points-of-view, repeating generic memes, and providing no insight into the purported topic. If bots force people to raise their game, I'm all for it.

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