Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Even Primates use Macs
Primate Programming: The Evolution of IT "Primate Programming Inc, has received 10 million in 1st round financing from five Menlo Park venture capital firms. That first chimp, named Brainerd, is now leading several primate-only software development teams at the company’s headquarters...Bajek said he first got the primate programming (PP) idea after learning about Koko, a female gorilla that used an Apple Mac to communicate with her handlers. Koko held regular webchats on the Web and became famous for her utter mastery of language. One surprise is that Koko is now demanding to move to Maui, Hawaii. “Prima donna” behaviors in programmers are well known, but no one saw this one coming from a primate just starting out in the business. "