Monday, September 26, 2011

You Knew Someone Would Try It Sooner or Later

BBC News: A few million virtual monkeys are close to re-creating the complete works of Shakespeare by randomly mashing keys on virtual typewriters.

A running total of how well they are doing shows that the re-creation is 99.990% complete.

The first single work to be completed was the poem A Lover's Complaint.


  1. Yeah, but these are virtual monkeys. Real monkeys would spend all their time flinging their feces and breaking typewriters and/or computers.

  2. Sadly, it only took four actual monkeys a week to come up with my collected works.

    "A Lover's Complaint"?

  3. And here I thought I was the only one (a review of one of my first two books on amazon (repeated twice) says a monkey could write better. How do you argue with that? I sure can't.

    Now that it puts me up (or down) there with Billy boy ... it doesn't hurt so much ...