Yes, we have no bananas

by Russ Roberts on November 30, 2011

in Data

Dave Hebert alerts me to this manuscript that illustrates the money experiment mentioned in this post of long ago. The bottom line is that a trillion monkeys typing for a trillion years are unlikely to come up with more than a few words of Shakespeare. You really might need an infinite number of monkeys typing forever. And where would you find an infinite number of bananas to sustain them?


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