Here’s another poem I found from my poetry class. Enjoy.
Games for the Computer Children
- First find an ignorant user.
Crash. Stop working for a month.
Then come suddenly back to life.
Learn how computer myths are spread.
- Watch a user install anti-virus software.
Let them feel safe all winter.
Then erase all of their files.
Learn how software companies survive.
- Learn the Internet dance. Follow the
Hyperlinks. Glut your eye on garish
Pages. Follow the links back home.
Art is sweeter than honey.
- Take a virus. Let it into your system.
Whatever program tries to run,
Crash it. You are learning what
Viruses are for.
- Cut off the network: ISP strike.
Try 250 free hours: junior finds daddy’s
Credit card. Max it out.
The “free hours” were only bait.
- Plug your mouse into the box.
Set a password on the screen.
When a stranger tries to log in,
Teach him the computer always wins.
- When you are big, hack the mainframe.
Win, and you feast on information.
Loose, and you sleep in a prison
All winter long, next to “Bubba.”
- When you have learned all the games
Lay your fingers on the keys.
Knowledge, quoth the computer, is power.
“Press any key to continue…”