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Author: Adams, D.
Title: The More Than Complete Hitchhiker’s Guide
Date: 1986 Stamford, CT
Publisher: Longmeadow Press
Among other fundamentally cosmic principles covered in this series of books is probability theory, which pops up frequently. The first blatant reference I recall is in the first book, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which obliquely alludes to the random Hamlet theory. As you know, the random Hamlet theory postulates the strictly “for demonstration purposes only” scenario of an immortal monkey randomly pressing keys on a perpetually functional typewriter until it accidentally types the text to Hamlet — word for word. The reference makes me wonder if perhaps Adams plagiarized this text.

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