CHAPTER 7Patterns and Query Techniques

A thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters given enough time would stumble upon the greatest works in literature.

—Unknown

Because a tiny part of me is a math guy, reluctantly and against my better judgment I have to agree that it's true: a thousand monkeys with infinite time could possibly write anything, even this book (though they wouldn't format it as nicely). Frankly, any random set of characters is possible, but I have to also say that this is very unlikely, and any mathematician would heartily agree. On the other hand, what the heck is the point? One person wrote War and Peace, and another wrote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. If you want to hear the exact same story, you buy a duplication ...

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