Daily Archives: September 1, 2013

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

The Infinite Monkey Theorem, which states 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, is 100 years old this year. The theorem first appeared in Emile Borel‘s 1913 article “Mecanique Statistique et Irreversibilite which was published in J. Phys. 5e serie, vol 3, pp. 189-196. And thus began The Parable of the Monkeys.

But since you have the doctor, you don’t have to wait an infinite amount of time for your supply management blog posts, which will resume on regular schedule after the holiday weekend!

typing monkey