Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Infinite Monkey Theorem.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem says, more or less, that given an infinite amount of time and a typewriter (or PC keyboard) a monkey could ,by randomly hitting keys, produce the entire works of William Shakespeare.
Variations of the theory have been around for centuries; today it’s used, mostly, to show that random chance can produce life, given enough time.
You can find mathematical equations which supporters of the theorem use to prove it, while an equal number of critics will have mathematical equations to prove the theory incorrect.
The formulas are pretty much over my head…..I don’t know if it works or if it doesn’t.
But, I do know that a 2 ½ year old boy can accidentally press the keys of a cell phone in just the right sequence to download a game onto said cell phone and thereby increase his parents’ cell phone bill by $12.75 a month. Need I say more?

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