Thursday, May 22, 2014

Anti-Stochastic Epigram

The parable of the typewriting monkeys  impresses everyone  at some point in their sophomore career (it is the intellectual equivalent of pimples)  with its specious profundity.
True, if a million monkeys  were to type a billion characters per second for a trillion years, they might well eventually produce the full text of “Hamlet”.   But they couldn’t mean “Hamlet”.

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