Is there any (simple!) explanation as to which of the following pieces of paper tape, each with the same number of holes, contains information:

  1. A simple coding of a Shakespeare sonnet

  2. The same Shakespeare sonnet encrypted by some process unknown to me

  3. An entirely random series of holes

  4. The same Shakespeare sonnet but this time produced by an entirely random process (the proverbial millionth monkey playing with a keyboard.)


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