Wednesday, July 09, 2008
a million monkeys at a million typewriters
Mathematicians assure us that given time, those monkeys eventually would produce the complete works of William Shakespeare. They even have a name for this. It's called the Infinite Monkey Theorem.
These monkeys didn't deliver the goods. Shakespeare remains unduplicated.
Instead, you will note that they produced a copy of "Jane Eyre" in just under 10 minutes. (Well, not really. They produced pages of the letter S, which is still an improvement over Bronte's book.)