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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 03 Oct '02 18:24
    I do CAD work, among other things, so a relative sent me the
    following joke. I thought it might be appropriate for chess players with
    the same strange sense of humor I have.

    Coyote:


    A tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on
    display. While he was there, another customer walked in and said to
    the shopkeeper, "I'd like to purchase a CAD Monkey, please?"

    The shopkeeper nodded, went over to a cage at the side of the shop
    and took out a monkey. He fitted a collar and lead, and handed it to
    the customer. "That will be $5,000." said the shopkeeper.

    The customer paid and walked out with his monkey.

    Startled, the tourist went over to the shopkeeper and said, "That was
    a very expensive monkey. Most of them are only a few hundred
    dollars. Why did that one cost so much?"

    The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey can draw on CAD - very
    fast, clear layouts, no mistakes, well worth the money."

    The tourist looked at a monkey in another cage. "That one's even
    more expensive! $10,000 ! What does it do?". "Oh, that one's a
    Design monkey; it can design systems, layout projects, mark-up
    drawings, write specifications, even does some calculations. All the
    really useful stuff", said the shopkeeper.

    The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in
    a cage of its own. The price tag around its neck read $50,000. He
    gasped to the shopkeeper, "That one costs more than all the others
    put together! What on earth does it do?"

    The shopkeeper looked up and replied, "Well, I haven't actually seen
    it do anything, but it claims to be an engineer."