Thursday, January 31, 2013
This one has me scratching my head.
The Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC announced that it has purchased IPads for the orangutans it houses in its primate exhibit. It has to do with mental focus and boredom. Apparently this form of primate lives a really long time and in lay persons a term using an Ipad helps them maintain mental agility.
Question: What did they do before Steve Jobs was born?
Each orangutan has its favorite applications and they enjoy the tapping noise the key board brings to them. The attendants have to hold the Ipad because orangutans also have a penchant for destroying things. It seems they enjoy the act of destruction.
Iím not making this up. I sat with my mouth hanging open as the NBC Nightly News showed cute pictures of orangutans tapping out their favorite apps. But wait, there is more!!! The next video showed dolphins tapping the Ipad with their long noses.
Every time I turn on a TV I hear about this fiscal cliff and a world depression. We have hungry and homeless people subsisting through their entire life and we consider monkeys who play with computers a much more satisfying investment
Iím beginning to think we deserve everything we get.