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Virtual monkeys recreate Shakespeare?

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0250  Friday, 30 September 2011

[1] From:         Bill Lloyd < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         September 29, 2011 5:20:30 PM EDT

     Subject:      Re: Virtual monkeys 

 

[2] From:         Bud Thompson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         September 30, 2011 4:08:51 AM EDT

     Subject:      Re: Virtual monkeys 

 

 

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From:         Bill Lloyd < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         September 29, 2011 5:20:30 PM EDT

Subject:      Re: Virtual monkeys

 

Al Magary reports that Stephen Shankland stated:

 

"I was pleasantly surprised today to hear of Jesse Anderson's success in getting randomly typing virtual monkeys to recreate a Shakespeare poem. Alas and alack, though, I found this tale of computational prowess conquering statistical improbability too good to be true. Anderson said his virtual monkeys successfully recreated A Lover's Complaint, an astounding accomplishment given that it has, by my count, 13,940 characters in 2,587 words."

 

I think if more closely looked into it will be found that this poem was in fact randomly generated by John Rhesus of Hereford...

 

Bill Lloyd

 

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From:         Bud Thompson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         September 30, 2011 4:08:51 AM EDT

Subject:      Re: Virtual monkeys

 

Thanks to Al Magary for posting the news about Jesse Anderson's virtual monkey. Finally, the Oxfordians have some confirmation of their claims.

 

Louis W. Thompson

 
 

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