Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #13492
From: Tod Fitch <Tod@FitchDesign.com>
Subject: Re: infinite monkeys
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 10:08:07 -0700
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
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On Friday, August 29, 2003, at 09:22  AM, Lane Roathe wrote:

on Fri, Aug 29, 2003 LuKreme (List User Kreme) <kremels@kreme.com> may
have said:

<1> someone once theorised that an infinite number of monkeys would
produce the collected works of Shakespeare.  The Internet, alas, has
disproved that theory.

Actually, the internet has proven this to be true. What the theorem
doesn't explicitly state is that you must do a grep for the work, as the
work in total is spread throughout the infinite number of words produces
by the infinite monkeys.


While an infinite number of monkeys is not available, the theory is being/has been tested to a limited extent:

http://www.arn.org/docs2/news/monkeysandtypewriters051103.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/3013959.stm
http://www.vivaria.net/experiments/notes/documentation/

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