Story about monkeys typing the classics

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Story about monkeys typing the classics

Postby bearsfolks » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:31 am

I'm trying to remember the name of a short story and its author. It
deals with the "monkeys typing out the classics" theory, except that
these monkeys type out perfect versions of the classics each and
every time they type. The story ends with one of the scientists going
berserk at this violation of statistical law, and he shoots all the monkeys
dead. As the last monkey dies, he reaches over to the keyboard, and
types, "In the beginning"

If you know the name of the story and the author, or the name of the book,
I'd really appreciate knowing about it.

Thanks.
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Inflexible Logic by Russell Maloney

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Postby bearsfolks » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:53 pm

Thank you. Even though I remember some of the details being different, this must have been the story I had read.
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Monkkeys or ROBOTS

Postby petehhhh » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:17 pm

I also vaguley rember this stroy but it was Robots not monkeys, and I am pretty sure it was in an Asimov collection


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Postby sfreadergrl » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:40 pm

Seems like I vaguely recollect a Terry Bisson story something like this.
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