Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Monkey Bidness

Poets & Writers is reporting that, in order to test the “10,000 Monkeys, Statistically Speaking, Will Eventually Produce All of Shakespeare’s Works if Given Typewriters And Many Bananas” theory, a wacky scientist gentleman – oh, those wacky scientist gentleman! – has invented a “Monkey Shakespeare simulator” to do just that*. So far, it has only recreated a few lines of Shakespeare, but it banged out the entire works of Jonathan Franzen in a long weekend. [via Old Hag]

I lol'd me ass off with the Frazen remark, mmmmkay. I still don't understand the point of this experiment, possibly due to a caffeine defeciency at this point in the day, whatever. However, I did enjoy the "game" you can play while the monkey bangs the keyboard.