I thought maybe I was reading "The Onion", but I was wrong.
I think the key to capabilities of the Alpha Males appeared to be "if the results were of interest". Offhand, I don't know of any applications I've worked with that would interest a baboon... Now that I've read about the 92% of shared DNA and the territorial thing, though, I understand turf wars much better. Although the type of poo flinging that takes place is a little less literal than with baboons.
I personally intend to commit the phrase "Primate Programming" to memory, and use it (privately, of course) whenever I run out of descriptive expletives when trying to work on Really Bad Applications.