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.