Sleek, new, and fast:
Behold the DEC PDP-11.
A whole eighty characters entered via edlin.
Teletype roll whirrs.
You will get the hang of it.
The daydreaming engineer trips over a stone,
Chaos conquers pride yet again.
Get with the program, buddy, it’s
Isn’t it time you learned some FORTRAN?
Thought is electric hieroglyph
Etched into aether.
This here’s a 300 baud modem.
Jackass! It’s an acoustic coupler
Not a coaster.
Your can of Tab belongs elsewhere!
The output of the Kremlin
It’s maybe four years out. Five tops.
The mainframe played me in chess.
I won–but barely.
I worry that we’ve gone too far.