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Monkey T-Shirt

June 20, 2008

Why monkeys with lasers?

Monkey T-Shirt [Back]

Monkey T-Shirt [Front]

Monkey with Lasers?

June 18, 2008

So what’s with all the Monkey and Lasers?

Over the last 5 years our team has grown from 5 to 50 to support the web side of our business. Still, to keep up with the business, we have more and more roles we need to find new team members for. So at an offsite last year, one of our developers suggested we could solve all of our problems with an infinite number of monkeys. To really make an impact on the workload we had in front of us, not just any monkeys would do. So, inspired by Dr. Evil and his request for sharks with laser beams, it was suggested we should strap lasers to their heads.

Dr. Evil never got his sharks and of course we never got our monkeys, but it was a good laugh after a long day of architecting. The phrase stuck and eventually we put it into a sudo-theorem of sorts.

Monkey + Laser = w!©|<3d ©0d3

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