Wow, mathemations sometimes have a very uncreative way of naming theorems. For example, PigeonHole Principle, sounds funny. Also the Ham Sandwich Theorem sounds funny.
But anyway, I have the Math Page of Wikipedia set as my homepage. This is what appeared today. I find it quite interesting.
The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type or create a particular chosen text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. Note that "almost surely" in this context is a mathematical term with a specific meaning, and that the "monkey" is not an actual monkey; rather, it is a vivid metaphor for an abstract device that produces a large, random sequence of letters.
This is not quite clear to me. What is the specific meaning of the phrase 'almost surely' that has been used here? I also have a problem with the 'monkey'. I'm not being able to visualize the kind of device for which the word 'monkey' has been used. Please explain these to me so that I too may appreciate the beauty of the Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Imagine a monkey given a keyboard, and it starts to hit the keyboard with its hands, randomly. So it just is a metaphor for something that randomly types the letters.