The Cut-n-Mix application helps creative writers generate new ideas through the use of different methods of text randomization and manipulation. Back in the early 1990s, the early precursor version of the application (then called "Word Demon") simply tried to automate the "cut-up" technique: a process whereby individual words are cut out of the original context and reordered (either randomly or intentionally). In 1997, the first version of Cut~n~Mix to include multi-source text mixing was released. The intention was to create the same kind of look-and-feel you might find in a 4-track audio cassette recorder but with the capability to mix text instead of sound. Subsequent versions added word shredding and gluing, morphing, swapping, random word fill, web page fill and a "custom wordbook" function to allow users to store their own word databases. The last edition of Cut~n~Mix (Version 5.4) added a new section called "ROBOPOEM" which uses poetry-generating algorithms to rearrange user text into robotic poetry.
Read more about the Cut-n-Mix Postmodern Word Processor in the user manual:
Cut-n-Mix Verion 5.4.1 User Manual