Infinite Monkey Theorem
My geek buddy Leo runs a site where you can ask him computer questions. This set-up is important: geek, computer. Got it?
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He gets lots of questions at his "Ask-Leo!" web site, but a few people seem to miss the point. Every year he runs a sampling of what he calls "WTF questions". Example:
"WHY HAS THE DAILY HOROSCOPES PAGE NOT BEEN UPDATED IN OVER A WEEK ?????"
In his yearly compilation, Leo provides his off-the-cuff answers. (In this case, it was: "Remember the rapture? It happened. Astrologers were taken. Who knew?") For this year's full "WTF" list see Who Do They Think I Am?
True is about idiots getting into the news. Leo's annual list is what happens when idiots get hold of a computer keyboard. His main site -- which pretty much only answers the intelligent questions -- is Ask-Leo.com.
Yeah, I know: the average blog is what happens when idiots get hold of a computer keyboard. Reminds me of the Infinite Monkey Theorem -- that "a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare."
Of course, then there's this: "We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true." --Robert Wilensky, Professor Emeritus of AI at U.C. Berkeley, 1996
Eh, well, just do what I do: say, over and over, "I love the Internet. I love the Internet...." while banging your head on your keyboard. Who knows, maybe you'll produce some lost Shakespeare. Or, much more likely, just another blog post.