following on quite nicely from the last entry something to cheer me up.

woo hoo! I’ve finally found it.. after years of searching i’ve found the original source of the flimsy premise of this site..

“Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare.”

Blair Houghton 1993 [Quoted in Adam Rifkin, http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~adam/MSGLIST/MsgList and in a 2 December 1993 contribution to the alt.humor.best-of-usenet computer humor newsgroup. (A copy is in http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~allanl/funny/classic/like.usenet, where it seems to be copied from an earlier telecom@eecs.nwu.edu list-serve posting thanking knauer@ibeam.intel.com (Rob Knauerhase) for contributing it.]

It was here: Parable of the Monkeys

About caspar

Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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