Virtual Typing Monkeys Re-Create Shakespeare
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Jesse Anderson tested an old saying. Given time, monkeys with typewriters would pound out the works of Shakespeare. Mr. Anderson had a computer generate random letters as monkeys might. And he claims the virtual monkeys spewed out blocks of text that add up to Shakespeare's poem "A Lover's Complaint," in which a man tries to tell a story. Tearing of papers, breaking rings atwain, storming her world with sorrow's wind and rain. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
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