• Derek R @DerekR Iver Heath - 2y

    C Monkey

    A tourist walks into a pet shop in Silicon Valley, and is browsing round
    the cages on display. While he's there, another customer walks in and
    says to the shopkeeper, "I'll have a C monkey, please".

    The shopkeeper nods, goes over to a cage at the side of the shop and
    takes out a monkey. He fits a collar and leash and hands it to the
    customer, saying "That'll be $5000". The customer pays and walks out
    with his monkey.

    Startled, the tourist goes over to the shopkeeper. "That was a very
    expensive monkey - most of them are only a few hundred dollars. Why did
    it cost so much?"
    "Ah, that monkey can program in C - very fast, tight code, no bugs, well
    worth the money".

    The tourist looks at the monkeys in that cage. "That one's even more
    expensive - $10,000 dollars! What does it do?".
    "Oh, that one's a C++ monkey; it can manage object oriented programming,
    Visual C++, even some Java, all the really useful stuff".
    The tourist looks round for a little longer and sees a third monkey in a
    cage on its own. The price tag round its neck says $50,000. He gasps to
    the shopkeeper, "That one costs more than all the others put together!
    What on earth does it do?"
    "Well, I don't know if it does anything, but it says it's a contractor."

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