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Second is a link posted by on a journalist message board. The conversation in the thread was wandering back and forth from Gilbert & Sullivan to “filks” – that is, some of the humorous poems written by science fiction fans. This one is a true Golden Oldie written by Steven Levine, which starts with
I’ve built a better model than the one at Data General
For data bases vegetable, animal, and mineral
My OS handles CPUs with multiplexed duality;
My PL/1 compiler shows impressive functionality.
My storage system’s better than magnetic core polarity,
You never have to bother checking out a bit for parity;
There isn’t any reason to install non-static floor matting;
My disk drive has capacity for variable formatting.
You can find it on many places on the Internet, including this reasonably well-formatted rendition.
The third is this commentary on one of baseball’s greatest teams. While it was written in July, think about tonight’s division-series starter between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks.