Love it!

Jim

On Feb 12, 2018 1:39 PM, "Jonathan Morton" <chromati...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > On 12 Feb, 2018, at 4:36 pm, Jim Gettys <j...@freedesktop.org> wrote:
> >
> > Anyone on the list a budding poet, interested in taking my text and
> composing a poem
> > something like the original by Saxe?  That would be quite a hoot, if it
> can be done.
>
> I can make a start:
>
> It was few men of industry,
>         To learning much inclined,
> Who sought to fix the Internet,
>         (With market share in mind),
> That evil of congestion,
>         Might soon be left behind.
>
> Definitely, the pipe-men say,
>         A wider link we laud,
> For congestion occurs only
>         When bandwidth exceeds baud.
> If only the reverse were true,
>         We would all live like lords.
>
> [...]
>
> And so these men of industry,
>         Disputed loud and long,
> Each in his own opinion,
>         Exceeding stiff and strong,
> Though each was partly in the right,
>         Yet mostly in the wrong!
>
> So, oft in technologic wars,
>         The disputants, I ween,
> Rail on in utter ignorance,
>         Of what each other mean,
> And prate about an Internet,
>         Not one of them has seen!
>
> Let's see if I can fill in a few more stanzas...
>
>  - Jonathan Morton
>
>
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