Anybody out there that owns my book should know that I have a gratuitous fascination with monkeys. I didn’t think about this when I was writing it, but looking back now I realize that I used monkeys in the illustrations of 3 out of the 5 chapters of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design. Why do I admire monkeys so much? For the same reasons as anybody else I suppose:
- They are eager to help those in need.
- They have limitless literary potential.
- They know when to hold’em and when to fold’em.
Ok, so I’m not as hung up on primates as underworked statisticians or Kevin Cornell, but when I saw the fatwallet headline “Flying Screaming Slingshot Monkey $6.84 Shipped”, I was fumbling for my credit card before I even read the full product description. When my monkey arrived in the mail, I knew it was going to be the best office toy EVER. To give you an idea of just how the flying
screaming screeching monkey works, I captured his first Cyberwoven office flight on video. Enjoy!