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Who did

          it?

Why did they do

          it?

Did they do

          it

on purpose (as in “for something”),
or was

          it

just a “fool” who said some magic words?

Was

          it

the fault of the programmer?

Certainly

          it

was not their fault,
no, not their fault at all.

No one even cared about computers then.
Except the nerds.

But,
if you were to guess
where all these problems
came from come,

would you guess
they came
from the software industry?

Or,
would you guess
they arrived
from some low-tech area,
something innate to the flesh?

Could you could tell me, to wit,
what programming language
is behind all these problems –
and,
just one last thing –
what compiler the programmer used?
(I would love to know!)

This year,
I’m looking forward to reading
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Programming.

You know, for fun.

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