I’ve written some good essays for i-words. There’s one that stands out from the pack. If I did not refer people to the Infinite Monkey Theorem I would be giving bad advice. This is the one about monkeys typing Shakespeare. Along the way of researching it I discovered that Bob Newhart seems to have played a role in turning a thought-experiment about probability into something any comic strip can make a quick joke about. I still would like to know more about the history of monkeys-at-typewriters jokes. If somebody knows how to get a research grant for this sort of thing, please, hook me up.
That and the other Fall 2018 A-to-Z essays are at this link.