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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A gem

I found a very witty observation on Laudator Temporis Acti yesterday, and I couldn't help stealing it. The quote is attributed to a Robert Wilensky, whom I must now look up:

"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."
On a side note, Laudator may be interested to know that his full name appears in Tobias Smollett's 1771 Humphrey Clinker. The main, though not title, character, Matthew Bramble, refers to himself thus.


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