Thursday, June 09, 2005

Virtual Monkey Shakespeare?

If you've got a moment be sure to check out the Shakespeare Monkey Simulator. What the...? Ever heard the expression about an infinite number of monkeys banging away at typewriters eventually typing the works of Shakespeare? There ya go. People contribute their computing power to simulate some monkeys and see how close they come. Apparently the record is about 24 letters from Henry IV, part 2.

Update: My friend Rob appears to be getting 26 letters on a regular basis. He's got 2 machines each running 10 versions of the simulator. Somebody needs some work to do! :)

1 comment:

Thogek said...

Fans of the Shakespeare Monkey icon might get a kick out of this: