Monkeys Still Unable To Produce Shakespeare--Or Perl
Jan 03, 2008, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
"UPPER PODUNK, SOUTH DAKOTA--It seemed like a simple experiment.
Put a million monkeys in front of a million Linux boxes and see how
long it would take for them to generate a Shakesperian play or a
useful Perl script.
"So far, the project has been a bust. 'First, our budget was
slashed and we were only able to obtain 12 monkeys,' explained
scientist Wey Stotime of the University of Northern South Dakota.
'And now, after six months of banging away on keyboards and making
assorted grunting sounds, our monkeys haven't generated anything