Monday, September 26, 2011

Typewriter Monkeys

I was reading over on the gawker about the efforts to get monkeys to type up the works of Shakespeare... you know about that old gag, right? But they are mostly talking about a computerized version of typing monkeys, which doesn't count! It doesn't count! Only real monkeys count. Real monkeys, I say! Luckily, there's a reference to a time (2003) when some people really did give some monkeys something to type on. Here is the most wonderful sentence, quoted from the Telegraph: "The monkeys produced five pages of text, mainly composed of the letter S, but failed to type anything close to a word of English, broke the computer and used the keyboard as a lavatory." I know how they feel!