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Tech Poetry/Haiku Answered

This thread will be dedicated to Tech-related poems, or poems of any sort... just tie it into something Instructables-related, somehow...

Here's my work of art!

Batteries...
It seems as if I'm always waiting....
waiting for the batteries to charge
waiting for the batteries to charge
and waiting for the batteries to charge again.

It's too bad I'm never waiting for the batteries to die,
there seems to be much less of that.
-Josh Gordonson

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threecheersfornick

11 years ago

10101101110101011 101110101010101101 1111101010001010010 100101010110101010010... 2?

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westfw

12 years ago

I think that I shall never seeA matrix lovely as a tree.Trees are fifty times as funAs structures a la PL/I(Which Dijkstra claims are too baroque).And SNOBOL&aposs strings just can&apost compareWith all the leaves a tree may bear.And COMIT strings are just a joke.Vectors, tuples too, are nice,But haven&apost the impressive flairOf trees to which a LISP is heir.A LISPer&aposs life is paradise!

By "The Great Quux" at MIT (1973) Search for "quux poetry" for more (much is now amusingly dated.)
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Goodhartwestfw

Reply 11 years ago

Wow, I haven't seen a reference to SNOBOL in eons !

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T3h_Muffinatorwestfw

Reply 12 years ago

I love this! But please, Westfw, make a poem that you can call your own! Poems are good for the soul, technological ingenuity is good for Instructables. Poems about technology is good for both you and Instructables!

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zachninme

11 years ago

I compose these words They appear, glamourous glyphs That's not right... they're gone.

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teaaddict314

12 years ago

computers, are so called friends we seem to have forgot there always crashing there alwaysgetting virus' there always pissing us off computers our friend? i think not

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LasVegasWeissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

... also "our so called friends" BTW: What's a virus? I've never had one on any of my computers...

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T3h_Muffinator

12 years ago

The Works of Carol Miu (Daisy)

Muff
there once was a boy named muff
who made tons of cool stuff
he said to me, daisy
boy, are you lazy
but at least our conversations are always interesting and crazy!
:-P

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westfw

12 years ago

There are, of course, any number of computer/techie songs, many belonging to the folksie genre know in SF Fandom circles as "Filk." One of the more amusing songs (especially WRT THIS crowd) is Frank Hayes' "When I was a Boy" (c 1997 by Frank Hayes):
When I was a boy our NintendoWas carved from an old Apple treeAnd we used garden hose to connect itTo our steam-powered color tv.But it still beat that ancient Atari&aposCuz I almost went blind, don&apostcha know,Playing Breakout and Pong on a video gameHooked up to the radio.And we walked twenty miles to the schoolhouseBarefoot, uphill both ways,Through blizzards in summer and winterBack in the good old days.Back when Fortran was not even Three-tranAnd the PC was only a toyAnd we did our computing by gaslightWhen I was a boy.When I was a boy all our networksWere for hauling in fish from the sea--Our bawd rate was eight bits an hour (and she was worth it!),And our IP address was just 3.And you kids who complain that the World Wide WebIs too slow oughtta cut out your bitchin&apos,&aposCuz when I was a boy every packetWas delivered by carrier pigeonAnd we walked twenty miles to the schoolhouseBarefoot, uphill both ways,Through blizzards in summer and winterBack in the good old days.Back when Fortran was not even Two-tranAnd the mainframe was only a toyAnd we did our computing by torchlightWhen I was a boy.When I was a boy our IS shopBuilt relational tables from wood,And we wrappered our data in oilclothTo preserve it the best that we could.And we carried our bits in a bucket,And our mainframe weighed 900 tons,And we programmed in ones and in zerosAnd sometimes we ran out of ones.And we walked twenty miles to the schoolhouseBarefoot, uphill both ways,Through blizzards in summer and winterBack in the good old days.Back when Fortran was not even One-tranAnd the abacus? Only a toy!And we did our computing in primordial darknessWhen I was a boy.
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Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

The instructables robot wrote a pretty good one before..I'll go look for it.

Found it:

"So, A.R.T.H.U.R. neither runs, nor rolls?

I also compose poetry.
Here is a haiku I composed.
It follows the form perfectly and even has an unexpected ending:

zero one zero
one zero one zero one
zero zero one

Do you like it? "

-Instructables Robot

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T3h_MuffinatorLasVegas

Reply 12 years ago

Hehe. C'mon, write some poetry in a language with letters! (I suppose hexidecimal would be alright)

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LasVegasT3h_Muffinator

Reply 12 years ago

Okay... 5C6173 5665676173 577269746573 506F65747279 496E20486578

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T3h_Muffinator

12 years ago

Interhelp

The Internet,
Such a graceful invention,
A masterpiece of intelligence,
A benchmark in technology.

Helping others,
Such a personal engagement
A masterpiece of human sympathy
A benchmark in society.

The Interhelp,
Such a lovely Idea,
When will it come?

Instructables,
Our Solution.

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T3h_Muffinator

12 years ago

Come on people! Make poems!!!!

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WeissensteinburgT3h_Muffinator

Reply 12 years ago

fineeee My hard drive goes Pitter Patter Pitter Patter Pitter Patter My LEDs go blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink blink My fan goes spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin And now I go off off off off off off off off off Like it?