A million monkeys and Shakespeare

Authors


  • In addition to training monkeys to take over the world he creates distributed systems using Hadoop, mobile programming and human–computer interfaces, and watches The Simpsons. You can contact him on his personal branding site with questions or comments (http://www.jesse-anderson.com/contact/).

Abstract

It is the ultimate improbability. If a million monkeys sat at a million typewriters, they would eventually reproduce all the works of Shakespeare. Now they have done it. Or have they? On 6th October this year the BBC, CNN and world media reported that the last of the monkeys finished the job. Jesse Anderson was the monkey-trainer. While Shakespeare gibbers, he explains what he – and the monkeys – have and have not done.

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