August 29 - September 2, 2011

September 2, 2011 - Happy holiday

It’s the problem that programmers dread:
“Did you take my deck?” “Not I,” they said.
What would be real good?
It’s a keypunch that would
Throw that veep out the window instead.

September 1, 2011 - Why can't we get problem reports this good nowadays?

I remarked to a few of my aides,
“It’s a problem that’s part of the trade.
‘Post-it notes can be sloppy.
Today it’s a floppy,
Last week it was stuck in a RAID.”

August 31, 2011 - This one tape drive had us in a bind.

This one tape drive had us in a bind.
When we opened it, what did we find?
Tape that’s like dental floss.
That’s for use for a boss
Who has got a severe one-track mind.

August 30, 2011 - Who says the hardware wasn't fast back then?

Though it’s keyed in by keypunching pros,
There’s a problem that everyone knows.
Why’s the keypuncher screwed?
It’s her punch with the ‘tude.
It thinks, “Whoops! Out the window it goes!”

August 29, 2011 - What were the odds of THAT happening?

Said the new IT PHB, “Dang!
This darned printer does nothing but hang!”
A petite UPS
Was his remedy guess.
Like a show, it went out with a bang.