Virtual monkeys write Shakespeare

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September 26, 2011
BBC News [UK]    
Posted in News, PND News

"A few million virtual monkeys are close to re-creating the complete works of Shakespeare by randomly mashing keys on virtual typewriters. A running total of how well they are doing shows that the re-creation is 99.990% complete. ... Set up by US programmer Jesse Anderson the project co-ordinates the virtual monkeys sitting on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing system via a home PC." [editor's note: "Mr. Anderson?" Dang, if we're dealing with "virtual monkeys" ... that's already suspicious! BBC News or The Onion? You decide - SAT] (09/26/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15060310  

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