Monkey business


Bookish Monkey has a certain fellow-feeling for the 100 unfortunate virtual monkeys of the felicitously-named Monkey Shakespeare Simulator who, after typing furiously since 2003, have produced a mere 19 letters of The Two Gentlemen of Verona:

Valentine. Cease to 1dor:eFLPoFRjWK78aXz …

Rather poignant, I think. The detail comes from a TLS review of Darren Wershler-Henry’s The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting. More at Golden Rule Jones.


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