Monthly Archives: March 2012

March 27, 2012

The monkeys have succeeded

I wrote about Jesse Anderson’s Infinite Monkey Theorem experiment back in October of last year. I haven’t followed his progress until now — as it turns out, Jesse’s virtual monkeys managed to recreate every single work of Shakespeare:

The monkeys accomplished their goal of recreating all 38 works of Shakespeare. The last work, The Taming Of The Shrew, was completed at 2 AM PST on October 6, 2011. This is the first time every work of Shakespeare has actually been randomly reproduced. Furthermore, this is the largest work ever randomly reproduced. It is one small step for a monkey, one giant leap for virtual primates everywhere. This page shows what day each work of Shakespeare was completed on.

March 26, 2012

The personal analytics of Stephen Wolfram

One day I’m sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves. But because I’ve been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing this long ago. I actually assumed lots of other people were doing it too, but apparently they were not. And so now I have what is probably one of the world’s largest collections of personal data.

A staggering amount of data: calls, emails, meetings, keystrokes and more. I wonder how all this data collection is being automated.


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Short doesn’t necessarily mean inferior. Journey is gorgeous, impactful and easily the best experience I’ve had so far this year.