**From:** Jordan Stewart (*jordan.r.stewart@gmail.com*)

**Date:** Wed Oct 14 2009 - 01:46:37 MDT

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On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Jordan Stewart

<jordan.r.stewart@gmail.com>wrote:

*> 1. Given a finite alphabet,
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*> 2. Given an infinite number of programs,
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*> 3. A program being able to consist of any number of instructions,
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*> 4. A subset of the programs in 2. consisting solely of output instructions,
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*> 5. The subset in 5., being itself infinite,
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*> 6. The subset in 5. produces all possible output permutations.
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In other words, the infinite monkey theorem.

(Although I'm not quite sure why 1. is in there- perhaps because my brain

refused to cope with quite so many infinite axes . . .)

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