Posted by ESC on October 21, 2002
In Reply to: Quotations posted by James Briggs on October 21, 2002
: The latest edition of Michael Quinlon's World Wide Words had the following wonderful Endpiece:
: "We've all heard that
a million monkeys banging on a million type-writers will eventually reproduce
the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is
: [Robert Wilensky , in the "Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations", published September 2002.]
I like that. Does anyone know the source of the original quote about monkeys and Shakespeare?