The story of the Monkey Shakespeare Simulator Project

In 2003, The Monkey Shakespeare Simulator Project started up. Sadly, not even the computers could take the monotony…

Why am I only finding this out now! There once was a virtualised army of typewriting monkeys!

Turns out that, just as I had long suspected, they do a rubbish job of writing the works of Shakespear, which leads me to one of many favourite Simpsons moments…

Mr Burns: This is a thousand monkeys working at a thousand typewriters. Soon, they’ll have written the greatest novel known to mankind. (reads one of the typewriters) "It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times“?! you stupid monkey!

Source: Simpsons Episode 9F15, Season 4, Last Exit to Springfield

The story of the Monkey Shakespeare Simulator Project

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