The Monkey Shakespeare Simulator
Posted 05 August 2003 - 11:35 AM
Click Monkey Shakespeare Simulator to see this in action.
Not quite in the same league with Which Russian composer are you? but still....
Posted 05 August 2003 - 12:02 PM
Posted 05 August 2003 - 12:13 PM
Now, what would be the ballet equivalent.....keep those monkeys dancing long enough, and you'll get the entire Petipa canon?
Posted 05 August 2003 - 03:40 PM
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Posted 05 August 2003 - 06:01 PM
Scott Adams, 1989
Dilbert writes a poem and presents it to Dogbert:
DOGBERT: I once read that given infinite time, a thousand monkeys with typewriters would eventually write the complete works of Shakespeare.
DILBERT: But what about my poem?
DOGBERT: Three monkeys, ten minutes.
--Scott Adams, Dilbert comic strip, 15 May 1989.
Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare.
There are also a couple of classic short stories on the topic, Russell Maloney's "Inflexible Logic" and R.A. Lafferty's "Been a Long Time." Both are worth tracking down.
Posted 05 August 2003 - 09:04 PM
It is a worrying concept. Are the monkeys given adequate breaks? (We must assume they're well-fed and well-housed.) But why typewriters? Why not give them computers? It would speed things along, one would think.
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