Workin' Them Angels

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Does Microsoft have a set of guardian angels? Think of all the killer threats they've seen over the years.

Threats came from Ashton-Tate, IBM, Lotus, and Novell
Then free software, open source, and the viral GPL
Oracle, Google, Sun, and Job's Apple
All four of them fought, and are still here to grapple.

There was AOL, Sony, Netscape, Nintendo
Palm and Symbian both reached a crescendo.
There are Linuxes and Unixes - NeXT and OS/X.
Some even say Vista is a suicide hex.

Bay Staters and Iowans both had their day.
So did the EU, Real Player, and the American DOJ.
People included Ellison, McNealy, and Judge Penfield Jackson.
If Microsoft were England, they'd all be Saxons.

There is the Internet, the web, and the network computers.
Don't leave out Java, or Ruby (with its great set of hooters).
XML, Hypertext, and a ubiquitous script.
They've all come together to give Microsoft fits.

If Microsoft does have guardian angels ... they've been working overtime.


Comments
Partho Rahman Tuesday, June 12, 2007
you did forewarn us about what to expect in the future... but never has it crossed my mind that it will be something like this :)
This is one of the better TechnoPoetic verses i have come across in awhile. On the same note, check out these verses for yourself, blogs.neudesic.com/.../4877.aspx
Might be a bit raw for your taste, but the words do rhyme.
anyway, Good job scott. Glad to see you sharing the lighter side of you. And as far as i am concerned, there is absolutely "Nothing Wrong With This Code"
:)
TheCruisemaniac Thursday, June 21, 2007
Hi Mr. Scott,

Thanks for linking my blog.

Regards,
Ashwin Murali a.k.a. TheCruisemaniac

Dillon (priest_of_syrinx) Sunday, July 1, 2007
Dude, nice Rush reference: Workin' Them Angels.

Snakes and Arrows is awesome.
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