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Re: VMs: Monkey authorship

In a message dated 9/22/2004 7:26:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, jre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

Of course, anything is possible (see, I.m an optimist at heart): for
instance, a plastic cup being blow down a road can sound like the
clip-clop of horse's hoofs.

And don't forget the infamous coconut shells in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" ;)

(This will probably give birth to new Shakespeare CT's....)

"If you have enough monkeys
banging randomly on typewriters,
they will eventually type the works
of William Shakespeare."

Well, this raises several questions:
1) How do we know the monkeys are typing randomly? What if they are actually typing out a 'monkey' language?
2) How many of these monkeys are actually the literary equivalent of William Shakespeare?
3) What if Shakespeare plagarized 'his' works from the monkeys in the first place? (Imagine the implications of that one!)