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Digital poetry



The following (below) came in today on the Humor&Poetry list, and I thought
y'all might enjoy it.

Ron :)

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The following poem appeared some time ago in INFOCUS magazine. The original
authors were Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese of Calvin College & Seminary
of Grand Rapids, MI.

A poll conducted among INFOCUS readers had established "waka" as the
proper pronunciation for the angle-bracket characters <>, though some
readers held out resolutely for "norkies."

The text of the poem follows:

      <> !*''#
      ^"`$$-
      !*=@$_
      %*<> ~#4
      &[]../
      |{,SYSTEM HALTED

The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud, to wit:

          Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,
          Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash,
          Bang splat equal at dollar under-score,
          Percent splat waka waka tilde number four,
          Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
          Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma CRASH.


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