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_Computers, And How To Sell Lots Of Them_

Amiga, Mac and PC
sat together on a desk;
Each plotting the demise of the others;
each thinking they were the best.

The Amiga had it's graphics,
of which it was justly proud;

The Mac was liked by publishers
(an influential crowd).

The PC had the office
as it's primary domain
(Which seemed an unlikely position
from which to spring to fame).

Said the Amiga to the Macintosh,
"That PC will never succeed:
It's based on text, not icons:
We will always have the lead."

The Mac repeated the rumour,
and the PC crashed with shame,
Until the Windows system
that small hurdle overcame.

But the PC still didn't 'have it',
as the old saying goes:
All of the other systems
were still better than Windows.

But the PC started gaining sales,
despite increasing cries
"Unfair! Our marketing men
just can't compete with you guys!"

The better systems fell away;
their glory days are gone,
The irony is that of all of them
The dullest is the one that shone.

And so we're left with just the one:
the winner of the race.
The PC has all the market share;
of the others there is no trace.

So the moral of the story?
No matter how good you are,
If you don't know how to sell your goods
you simply won't get far.

The key to better computers
is to go back to the days of old
When manufacturers made different systems,
and every platform sold.

For if there is no competition,
how could we ever tell
That the system that is selling
deserved to do so well?

a/n: For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about here, try using Google to search for Amiga or Macintosh. :-)

Spudley Strikes Again

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The following comments are for "Computers, And How To Sell Lots Of Them"
by Spudley

Strangely enough...
I actually liked this peice, despite that I typically hate a sing-song rythm and rhyme. The rythm is appropriate, as it's in keeping with the lighthearted analogy used to convey the message. That analogy is also fairly fresh in poetry (as far as I know, at least) and fits the message well. Eight of ten (the rhyme broke a few to many times for me to say nine, but that's all that I have against it.)

( Posted by: The Recycled Avatar [Member] On: February 18, 2003 )

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