Monkey tech skills

February 14, 2007

Proof that monkeys rock. From the article:

The study adds to growing evidence that culture — passing complex social information from one generation to the next — is not unique to humans.

codemonkey

I could have told you that. I learned how to code in BASIC from my father on a Tandy TRS-80.

10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD!!"
20 GOTO 10

Crazy old monkey.

They don’t make ’em like that any more though. Sure, my Dell at work as a dual core processor, bucket loads of RAM, multiple screens and, well, a hard drive. But I still kinda miss that warm green glow on my TV while I waited for a tape to load so I could play some bodgy four color flight simulator or spend hours arguing with ZORK over just what constitutes a valid command.


> YOU ARE IN A DARK ROOM. THERE IS A DOOR ON THE EAST WALL.
> E
> THE DOOR IS LOCKED.
> UNLOCK DOOR
> I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.
> OPEN DOOR
> THE DOOR IS LOCKED.
> GET KEY
> YOU GET THE BRASS KEY OUT OD YOUR PACK.
> OPEN DOOR
> THE DOOR IS LOCKED.
> UNLOCK DOOR
> I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.
> FCUKING OPEN THE DOOR YOU BASTARD
> I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.
> KEY DOOR
> THE DOOR IS UNLOCKED.

Ah. Memories.

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