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The end of Unbearable Monkey

David Nunez
David Nunez
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What exactly does “Return or Unbearable Monkey” mean?

Well, nothing, actually. Except that I had a site (can’t even remember if it was every put online) way back when called “Unbearable Monkey.” That was the best I could do at the time. It screams: “LOOK AT ME! I’M SO CLEVER. AND SOOOO COOLER THAN YOU. SUCH A WACKY NAME! MONKEY IS SO FUNNY. HA HA HA HA.”

Once I decided I was going to have a crazy animal in my site name, I had to find an adjective to describe it. The “Unbearable” part comes directly from an inside joke between Erick and myself. No way to describe it (especially without demonstrating the sick voice needed for the “joke”) except that it’s original use was “Unbearble Secret.”

to me, the unbearable monkey was that little mosquito that you knew was there, kept buzzing by your ear, but you couldn’t swat.

My redesign won’t have a nonsense name… That’s it.

Speaking of redesign. I’m going crazy trying to get everything laid out correctly in 3 different browsers. My design is so simple (header, 3 menu items, main text) that it’s mind boggling it isn’t instantly compatible with Mozilla, IE, and Netscape.

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Dir of Technology at the MIT Museum • Writing about emerging tech's impact on your life • Speculative insights on the intersection of humanity and technology 🤖


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