always mount a scratch monkey
November 6, 2001 9:23 AM   Subscribe

The iTunes article reminds me of an important lesson in computer work: always mount a scratch monkey.
posted by plinth (4 comments total)

the preponderence of the evidence points to a different scratch monkey story.
posted by badstone at 9:55 AM on November 6, 2001

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posted by DBAPaul at 11:12 AM on November 6, 2001

badstone, check again. There's every indication that the first post is a newly reported version of the one in the jargon file. And Laura Creighton is certainly real, and I couldn't find anything where she disputed the story.
posted by dhartung at 2:55 PM on November 6, 2001

No actually, I think the swimming monkey is correct. That sounds more like what I recall in 1987.
posted by plinth at 5:14 PM on November 6, 2001

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