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Re: A Million Monkeys by Amelia on 2000-10-19 03:56:01
Ah, but the monkeys' banging was presumed to be random. The sad thing about the Internet is that the contributors think their posts have meaning.
The real problem with the million typewriters theory is that they are not really random either. While the monkeys may not type with intent, they would be more likely to strike keys in certain convenient positions than others at the edges of the keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard is a separate complicating factor, since its original design was based on the need to keep manual typewriter keys from sticking when struck in too rapid a sequence. This fact means it would take even longer for the monkeys to create meaningful character sequences through random keyboarding than it might with a different keyboard layout.
Well, you brought it up.
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|Re: Re: A Million Monkeys by APM on 2000-10-19 08:48:59 | Reply to this|
|Maybe we just need more monkeys.|
|Re: Re: A Million Monkeys by Jason Brewer on 2000-10-20 11:38:11 | Reply to this|
If you ever see an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of computers, it's a safe bet that most of them are really playing Solitaire.