Re: Twas the Night Before FoRK

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From: Ernest N. Prabhakar (
Date: Sat May 06 2000 - 09:56:54 PDT


> I removed the 3 paragraphs about the fat white man with the nicotine
> fits - maybe someone who knows Rohit can fill them in ;) [or not]

I believe this is what you wanted (below)?
[with help from]

-- Ernie P.

on 5/5/00 9:36 PM, Adam L. Beberg at wrote:

Twas the Night Before FoRK
Adam L. Beberg <>
5/5/00 9:36 PM
> Twas the night of a Friday, when all through the house
> Not a keyboard was stirring, not even a mouse;
> The folders were hung by the archive with care.
> In hopes that St. Rohit soon would be there.
> The readers were nestled all snug in their beds,
> While visions of protocols danced in their heads;
> And mamma on her pilot, an I on my WAP,
> Had just settled down, work a long weekend nap.
> When out on the net there arose such a chatter
> I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
> Away to my Windows I flew like a flash,
> Tore open the crypto and threw up the hash.
> The moon on the breast of the new-fallen bits
> Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects and snits,
> When, what to my wondering grep should appear,
> But a miniature list, and eight tiny re-deers,
> With a little old master, so lively and fit,
> I knew in a moment it must be Rohit.
> More rapid than spammers his readers they came,
> And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
> "Now, Bolcer! now, Baker! now, Whitehead and Brickley!
> On, Rifkin! on Sweetnam! on, DeLong and Baisley!
> To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
> Now dash away! bash away! trash away all!"
> As dry bits that before the wild hurricane fly,
> When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
> So up to the house-top the re-deers they flew,
> With the sleigh full of bits, and St. Rohit too.
> And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the list
> The prancing and pawing of each little jist.
> As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
> Down the mail queue St. Rohit came with a bound.
> He was dressed in no hair, from: his head to: his neck,
> And his clothes were all tarnished with factoids and tech;
> A bundle of bits he had flung on his back,
> And he looked like a lurker just opening his pack.

His phone how it twinkled, his PowerBook how merry!
His greeting was roses, his sound a raspberry.
His loud little mouth was drawn up to argue
And he waggled his chin as we gave him his cue.

The bits filled the pipe as he typed on the keys
Turned smoke into mirrors for venture capital pleas
He had a straight face and a short little pitch
That mesmerized us like the spell of a witch.

He was chubby and plump, a giant brown Dogbert,
And I groaned when I saw him, 'cos I knew it would hurt;
A wink of a jack as he plugged in the feed,
Soon gave me to know I would have lots to read;

> He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
> And filled all the folders; then turned with a smirk,
> And laying his finger aside of his nose,
> And giving a nod, to the archives he rose;
> He sprang to his list, to his team gave a whistle,
> And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
> But I heard him exclaim, ere he logged out of sight,
> "Happy weekend to: all, and to: all a good night!"
> - Adam L. Beberg
> Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
> The Cosm Project -
> -

Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D.

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