Monkeys on typewriters

Plenty have blogged today about Jesse Anderson‘s virtual attempt to prove the infinite monkey theorem.



In amongst the discussion, I picked up reference to an Arts Council England project that placed a computer in the enclosure of six macaques at Paignton Zoo. These singes dactylographes appear to have been rather hung up on the S key, but I still think their manuscript is rather beautiful.

Notes towards the complete works of Shakespeare is available, free of charge, in PDF format. Perhaps what I find most interesting is that, just before the end, the writing takes on a completely different character. Why did it stop there, just as they started to get the hang of it?


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