The Lucky Monkey Tests the Mind of a Computer Using a Chimpanzee

By: Rachel Bowman - Published: Jun 10, 2009 • References: &
The Lucky Monkey is a website with a theory: if a monkey in a room with a typewriter could type the works of Shakespeare, why couldn’t a monkey in a room with a computer type the names of its Twitter followers?

The Lucky Monkey website claims there is a chimpanzee (named Jimmy) sitting in front of a computer that is going to be challenged to type the names of any followers it gets. When you enter your name on the site, it gives you your odds of winning the lottery vs. Jimmy typing your name… currently the lottery is winning big time.

Whether you believe in the existence of Jimmy the Monkey or not, you can check out The Lucky Monkey site, or follow him on Twitter. Stats for Twittering Primates Trending: Older & Chilly
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