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Yes, we have no bananas

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Dave Hebert alerts me to this manuscript [2] that illustrates the money experiment mentioned in this post of long ago [3]. 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?