I almost missed it, but looks like the idea of writing computer code to simulate the “infinite monkeys typing Shakespeare” thing has come around again.
As a programmer, I know what it’s like to have free time and to do stuff like this (well, I used to :)). So we won’t debate the uselessness, or the apparent misunderstanding between “infinite” and “millions and millions.” You can have all the millions you want, it’s still not infinite.
Instead I’ll just point out that it’s been done before. The source link is long dead, but my blog post back in 2005 should serve as proof that the idea is far from a new one.
When is somebody going to try the Schroedinger’s Cat experiment, and give the monkeys a rest?