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Huck Finn: Python edition

Someone proposed a Kickstarter project to replace the "n-word" with "robot" in Huck Finn. The project is in the vein of other recent humorous edits of literature in the public domain, though they claim to have an altruistic goal - to get the redacted version of the story back into the hands of kids everywhere. You can even get your name added as a minor character to the book if you donate enough to the project! Let's call it "benevolent censorship". Or maybe "the rape of the public domain." Actually, best not to describe it at all.

The scope of the project includes comissioning an introduction, altering illustrations, and editing the text. Well, I can help with one part of that. The full text of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is available on Project Gutenberg. I've written [a short Python script to replace every instance of the n-word with "robot."][]

Just run it and then you'll have a nice txt file of the robot edition. There, now the editing part is done. Can I get my name added as a townsperson?

[a short Python script to replace every instance of the n-word with "robot."]: http://thelibrarybasement.com/images/2011/02/robot_huck_finn.py_.txt

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