Subject: The Take-over
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Fri Dec 4, 1998 at 10:50AM

So there you are, waltzing merrily along, working on a page

Then, all of a sudden, the computer decides to take over a stage
So you let it go on for a while, and find something else to do ...
Then return, and find it's still hung up, making you quite blue

For the last save you made was at least a half-dozen steps back
And if you close it now, you'll no longer be on the same track ...
But waiting interminably is not at all the appropriate answer ...
Because then that makes the darn machine totally your master

So, regrettably ... you take the keyboard and make a warm reset
Knowing full well you'll have to repeat a whole hour's work to get ...
Back to where you were before the computer decided to have a fit
Leaving you more than a little frustrated ... in fact, chomping at the bit

But you take charge once again, and then remember other chores
So you leave it wherever it hung up and get ready to go out the door
For a machine which always promised to save you so much time ...
In fact, uses so very much more ... particularly, when it gets out of line

- Tristram

(c) Christopher W. Thomas
10:44am Friday, December 4th, 1998