Monthly Archives: February 2006

A new job at the zoo

A bloke starts his new job at the zoo and is given three tasks.

First is to clear the exotic fish pool of weeds. As he does this a huge fish jumps out and bites him. To show who is boss he beats it to death with a spade. Realising his employer won’t be best pleased , he disposes of the fish by feeding it to the lions, as lions will eat anything.

Moving on to the second job of clearing out the Chimp house, he is attacked by the chimps who pelt him with coconuts. He swipes at two chimps with a spade killing them both. What can he do? Feed them to the lions, he says to himself, because lions eat anything. He hurls the corpses into the lion enclosure.

He moves on to the last job which is to collect honey from the South American Bees. As soon as he starts he is attacked by the bees. He grabs the spade and smashes the bees to a pulp. By now he knows what to do and throws them into the lions cage because lions eat anything.

Later that day a new lion arrives at the zoo. He wanders up to another lion and says “What’s the food like here?”

The lion says : “Absolutely brilliant, today we had Fish and Chimps with Mushy Bees!!”

I hate to say I told you so

The Senate Committe on Commerce, Science and Transportation is considering ammending the 1996 telecomunications act in the states to end “network neutrality”. This would allow telcos to charge you a different rate depending on the kinds of things you do on the net. Eg. Pay more if you’re using VoIP or filesharing.

I talked about the VoIP thing in this article: Why iTalk?

Bill Thompson talks more about, Why the net should stay neutral on his BBC blog.