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Poetry Slam

Access 2002 was the site of the first (we think) Library Tech Poetry Slam. Groups were given a library or technology- related term, and had to incorporate it into a Haiku (although we had a few limericks, too.) The results were so creative we just had to share them. (sorted by term)   

Haiku
Access   
Si muchos datos
Has buscado cosecher
Ve a ACCESS yo!

 

I hope tomorrow
Access will have me quickly
Harvesting a dream


 

Harvesting Access
Windsor west to Vancouver
Raining in buckets

Artifact
 

Hal says MARC is toast
Index cards are artifacts
XML finds all.

Blog
 

The question I ask:
If one composes a blog
Does anyone care?

Copyright
 

We write code at night
We are the technical knights
Disregard copyright

Debug
 

The blue screen of death
IT help line rings off the hook
Now I must debug

Dublin Core
 

Fast technology
Leaving road kill on the street
Twitching Dublin Core


 

Metadata is
Reduced to its poor essence
Boring Dublin Core


 

Guiness, Murphy’s, Harp
Hops is bitter fruit. All
Good from Dublin Core

Linux
 

Open source and free
Re-boot is not required
Linux does it all


 

Stable as a rock
Bill Gates supports it neither
Open source Linux

Metadata
 

Walkerville Blonde. Beer?
Meaning, what? Multiple? Yes!
Beer, Biere, Femme Fatale!

OAI
 

<HAIKU>
OAI rule, but
SOAP cleans up portal potties.
Let XML ZING!
</HAIKU>

Open source
 

Open source reveals
Underlying anarchy
Defy ownership

Open source
 

“The Source,” she called them.
I mean her long legs, of course.
Open source, my love!

Testbed
 

I hear groans and creaks
Shudders and it falls apart.
Next time, must test bed.

XML
 

Marc my EZproxy terms
Network has crashed again.
Router has XML worms.

Z39.50
 

Bill, Clifford, Slavko
Z39.50
Bill, Clifford, Slavko

   
Limericks
   
There was a young man named Linus
Who felt Microsoft was a minus
A new system he wrote
To jam down Bill’s throat
So Linux leaves Windows behind us.

 

Webster's note: I'm positive that there was at least one more limerick, but I don't have in the pile of poetry form the Slackfest-Pubnight. If the perpetrators/poets have a copy, please send it to me, and I'll put it up. Thanks, pat

   
Other
   
"A Song of Access" by D. Chudnov

Let's sing a song of Access
'Cuz oh, it ends too soon;
Though wow, Hey, this year, Look! A Hackfest!
And it's right in my room!

My favorite thing about this meeting's
In so many topics we delve.
And though Monday's beer supply was fleeting,
There's more in 2212.

So sing with me a song of Access
Shed no tear from your eye.
Since where else do you find such excess
As goody bags filled with rye?





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