Notes Toward the Complete Works of Shakespeare

Posted by – January 27, 2011

Apparently monkeys will not come up with the works of Shakespeare when provided a computer. What six of them did come up with was a lot of the letter S.

I love it.

4 Comments on Notes Toward the Complete Works of Shakespeare

  1. TrishMifflin says:

    > But after a month, the Sulawesi crested macaques had only succeeded in partially
    > destroying the machine, using it as a lavatory, and mostly typing the letter “s”.

    Well, they might not have written anything by Shakespeare, but they’re on their way to forming a chapter of the Tea Party.

  2. jadecath says:

    Science! (fist pump)

    The results of the experiment formed part of a larger project developed by i-DAT.

    They have been published in a limited edition book entitled Notes Towards The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

    Does that include the full text produced? Because that’s what I want to see. I don’t accept this airy dismissal as ‘consisted mainly of the letter “s”‘ – I want to evaluate the results myself.

    Actually, my cats have produced some rather more complex works on this very keyboard.

  3. jadecath says:

    Oh, it does have the full text! How wonderful!

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I see definite progress. “Shakespeare” starts with “s”, you know.

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