The title above links to a web page about SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator: a program that generates fake computer science research papers. This came to my attention via an email about a boing boing article about it. The reason I'm blogging about this is that reminded me about my own first encounter with the World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, back in 2002. This conference poses as a serious interdisciplinary conference, but actually only seems to serve to make money for the organizers. At the time, I found information about the conference at this web page and this web page (courtesy of the internet wayback machine), the latter which presents a company with the same name as the conference's seemingly permanent General Chair, Nagib Callaos, that has a seminar speaker (follow the "management seminars" link) who seems to be the conference's permanent Program Committee Chair, William Lesso.