I am writing a highly fictional “sword and sorcery” novel. It takes place in a world of my invention, during a medieval themed age. I often use the first or last name of some people I know to name characters, never first and last name together though. Most people whose names I use are aware and have given written permission, but I have not asked everyone. In particular there are a couple inept characters that have the same first names as people I know, who have not informed beforehand. These characters have no similarity to the real life individuals, other than the fact that they have the first names of people I have worked with.
In one of the forms in which probabilists now know this theorem, with its "dactylographic" [., typewriting] monkeys ( French : singes dactylographes ; the French word singe covers both the monkeys and the apes), appeared in Émile Borel 's 1913 article " Mécanique Statistique et Irréversibilité " ( Statistical mechanics and irreversibility ),  and in his book "Le Hasard" in 1914. His "monkeys" are not actual monkeys; rather, they are a metaphor for an imaginary way to produce a large, random sequence of letters. Borel said that if a million monkeys typed ten hours a day, it was extremely unlikely that their output would exactly equal all the books of the richest libraries of the world; and yet, in comparison, it was even more unlikely that the laws of statistical mechanics would ever be violated, even briefly.