Poll of a Billion Monkeys

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Billion Monkeys

Got a really interesting new poll up about the internet. Look near the top of the page. But I gotta warn ya folks, you’re gonna hav’ta work hard for this one.

Enjoy, and be sure and tell granma.
She might not have heard about it yet.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There actually was an experiment conducted regarding this... except it was with typewriters. And the monkeys loved the return key and other similar functions resulting in things they could see and affect, and the noises made. Also, they didn't load paper. Thus, the experiment showed that true randomness does not occur under such circumstances, but rather behavioral clusters appear instead.
ALSO - randomness does not create; purpose is creative. The systemic use of permutations involving the alphabetical keys, upper and lower case switching, punctuation, etc., can eventually get you there... eventually.
Length variation increasing from 0 to 10,000,000, with all alpha keys (26), space bar, comma, apostraphy, semicolon, colon, and hypen (6), and then *SHIFT* between cases, provides a possible model, IF one assumes that each permutation is unique and will not be replicated.

I'm thinking that the number will be something on the order of [10,000,000 x 2 x (26+6)](subscript n) [!] {factorial} to almost apprehend the complexity. But, I've probably oversimplified it.