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Monkeys at the keyboard

I liked this little story over on Fox News.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,86454,00.html

Isn't it, after all, pretty much the same thing we do? Start by bashing it with a rock. Deficate all over it and eventually discover that things appear on the screen if you type the keys. How much different is this from a developers life?

old-timer
Friday, May 09, 2003

Very different, because we learn from people who have already passed those first few stages.

Christopher Wells
Friday, May 09, 2003

Hillarious!

Nat Ersoz
Friday, May 09, 2003

Now there's an idea for Dell to sell more computers, hire monkeys:-)

Prakash S
Friday, May 09, 2003

Sounds like the users I deal with.

njkayaker
Friday, May 09, 2003

Idea: show a few of the brigher monkeys how to access newsgroups. Give them a newsreader client and tell them to participate on alt.computer.consultants.

This would elevate the feces  flung on that newsgroup to an entirely new level and would likely boost the average level of discourse...

Bored Bystander
Friday, May 09, 2003

I think it's rude to compare consultants to monkeys. To the monkeys.

Ex-monkey. And you wouldn't belive what the chief monkeys were capable of...

Thomas Eyde
Friday, May 09, 2003

I'm intrigued by how six monkeys are presented as an appropriate simulation of an infinite number of monkeys. Guess people really can't count anymore.

Matt Christensen
Friday, May 09, 2003


Wow.... maybe we could "insource" again!!!

Joe AA
Saturday, May 10, 2003

An infinite number of monkey might just cover the keyboard in several feet of monkey dung before most of the others had a go at it.

bubba
Saturday, May 10, 2003

I think they landed a new grant to record the sound of one hand clapping.

Nat Ersoz
Sunday, May 11, 2003

Speaking of monkeys, check this out. Such a fool proof and worthwhile experiment

-> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/3013959.stm

Yanwoo
Monday, May 12, 2003

I think you'll find that's the same story.

David Clayworth
Monday, May 12, 2003

woops. I am mindless monkey.

Yanwoo
Monday, May 12, 2003

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