tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals
While he was there, another customer walked in and went
over to a cage at the side of the shop and took out a monkey.
He fit a collar and leash, handed it to the customer, saying,
"Thatll be $5000."
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 it cost so much?"
The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey can program
in C - very fast, tight code, no bugs, well worth the money."
The tourist looked at the monkey in another cage. "That
ones even more expensive - $10,000! What does it do?"
"Oh, that ones a C++ monkey; it can manage object-oriented
programming, Visual C++, even some Java. 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 replied, "Well, I havent actually seen
it do anything, but rest of the monkeys call it the Project