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Time capsule (haiku)

by delirium (Chaplain)
on May 22, 2004 at 02:46 UTC ( #355525=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Use Word or emacs?
Go with Microsoft or GNU?
Easy decisions.

Perl, Java, .NET?
Choosing from these is harder,
But I prefer Perl.

Remember fondly
The silly things we chose from
Back in the 80s.

TRS 80,
Commodore, or Atari?
Mine was an Apple.

A //c that had
A 1200 baud modem,
And Ascii Express.

Applesoft Basic
Had no "while", had no hashes.
Coding was a chore.

Then came the 90s
The fight was Mac or Intel
Steve Jobs or Bill Gates

With pretty windows,
The old days were gone

Move forward some more
Unix, Linux, CGI,
They were all the rage.

Writing a shell script
Could do more in 5 minutes,
Than with hours of C...

The savvy noticed
that Perl could do it in 3,
plus it looks so cool

Give me a Perl job.
Goodbye old Apple //c,
Hello cubicle

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Re: Time capsule (haiku)
by gmpassos (Priest) on May 22, 2004 at 23:42 UTC
    Whata a delirium! ;-P

    Graciliano M. P.
    "Creativity is the expression of the liberty".

Re: Time capsule (haiku)
by andyf (Pilgrim) on May 26, 2004 at 23:35 UTC
    Makes me feel nostalgic. And old. Tandy TRS80s. I had a Sinclair ZX80. The first stage of the boot process involved a soldering iron. Happy days.
Re: Time capsule (haiku)
by CloneArmyCommander (Friar) on Jun 05, 2004 at 19:02 UTC
    Wow :). It's funny to look back and remember all of the forgotten technology :). I remember using Windows 3.1 and thinking that things couldn't possibly be any better, but of coarse I was probably about 10 :). I love how the haikus evolve as they progress :).

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