Who Needs Computers?
Enjoy this computer poem!
Have you ever been without a display
in a sea of endless whiteness
with no ability to communicate
unless you decrease your brightness?
Have you ever stood all alone
in a miasma of twisted cables
and wondered why the IT guys
love that junk on their techno tables?
Have you ever bought a new laptop
and listened to it beeping?
Did you get support within the shop?
Or were the staff too busy weeping?
Did you excite when you got logged in?
Play patience and use the Net
Did you get Microsoft Error Five Million?
Have you solved it yet?
Did you cry when you bluescreened?
Have you been out to buy more RAM?
Was that when your techie brother intervened?
I bet you got rewarded by a inbox full of spam!
Have you gone back to pen and paper yet?
Blown the dust off your manual typewriter
How many viruses can one man get?
The future of the Internet isn’t any brighter!
Patrick Mackeown, May 2006
Did you like this computer poem?
Please, leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts – or even poems! – about joys of and frustrations with computers.