Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Not Quite Infinite Monkeys

You've all heard the hoary old line to the effect that an infinite number of monkeys at an infinite number of typewriters would eventually produce The Complete Works of Shakespeare by pure chance. Well, turns out someone has actually tried it - and not with a computer simulation, but with actual monkeys...

Notes Towards the Complete Works of Shakespeare is following the output of 7 Sulawesi Macaque monkeys at a keyboard, with a webcam feed and - coincidentally - a publication that you can buy for £25.00 + shipping.

So - is it science? Is it art? Or is it bollocks? You decide...

1 comment:

David Collie said...

hahaha, it may be bollocks, but it's definitely 'net worthy' bollocks!