The Cult of the Amateur
On the Web, where everyone has an equal voice, the words of the wise man count for no more than the mutterings of a fool, bemoans Andrew Keen in The Cult of the Amateur ( http://www.landmarkonthenet.com/).
In support, he cites the ‘infinite monkey theorem’ of T.H. Huxley, a nineteenth-century evolutionary biologist. Huxley’s theory, as you may know, is that “if you provide infinite monkeys wit h infinite typewriters, some monkey somewhere will eventually create a masterpiece – a play by Shakespeare, a Platonic dialogue, or an economic treatise by Adam Smith.”