The Society for the Scientific Investigation of Carbon/Silicon Bonding presents:
I admit it, I love my computer:
We are currently studying the phenomena of Human/Computer Love, that is, the intense bonding that occurs between geek and machine. As part of this research, we present a number of creative works relating to this issue. It is our hope that these tributes will inspire others to publicly reveal their true feelings for electrical circuitry, and perhaps begin the road to understanding.
Holy Sonnet E
Batter my heart, three-windowed Screen; for, you
As yet but crash, fail, halt and seek to abend;
That I may point, and click, unplug me, and send
Your force, to format, fsck, fdisk and make me new.
I, like an unshared disk, to another due,
Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end,
Read-only, your memory in me, me should defend,
But is corrupted, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you , and would be loved fain,
But am booting unto your enemy:
Edit me, undo, or cut and paste again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I
except you purge me, shall never be free,
Nor ever open,except you delete me.
as cute as a puppy, as warm as a toaster,
my little grey imac,
she gives me her moster.
from optical mouse to her transparent keyboard
from translucent siding to sea-green A/C cord.
she runs OS ten and 9.1 natively
and apps from adobe make me creatively.
i watch DVD's in letterboxed stereo
and burn all the MP3's i can carry-o.
she's ethernet ready and legacy-free
with firewire ports and of course, USB.
they call me obsessive, they call me a geek.
they tell me "get out more" and cringe when i speak,
but the truth's clear to me and it's something i get
some lovers are carbon, and some carbonate.
I never realized the joys
of having web pages load
in the blink of an eye
or downloading songs
so fast I could cry
oh you little blue cord
that links me to the world
sure, you look like a phone jack
but how it pales in comparison
to you, lil' blue...
by Sarah Cady
No greater love hath a Geek,
than the Love that binds chip and meek.
But is there no greater star-crossed lovers,
Then carbon-based life form and silicon wafers?
... Traditional geek rhyme
Since this fair creature came into my world
The meaning of life becomes unfurled
All day and all night igaze and igaze
In wonder at her marvelous pink case
And to friends all-a-worry of my new ways
You do not have reason to be afraid
"Never fear, never fear!" i say to you
We can always meet on ICQ
|et me not to the marriage of true minds
admit viruses; Love is not love
when it pirated programs uses whenever it pirated programs finds
or downloads software from any ancient webpage.
|h no! Love is an ever fixed mark
that looks for the latest official upgrades to be taken
to make its computer the best in the office
so the owner wont from thoughtless slumber
to the computers obsolescence awaken.
|ove is not Times fool; though computer speeds and RAM
within its bending sickles compass come
Love is merciful and ends with a Kevorkian program
of computer replacement as it approaches the edge of technological doom.
|f this be error and upon me proved
then I never writ, nor no man a computer loved.
sincerely, The Society for the Scientific Investigation of Carbon/Silicon Bonding
We are always looking for more confessions! Please tell us about your love for your computer in our Computer Love forum. You may also submit computer love poetry, pictures, pet names, essays, or screenplays via email. If you wish, you may remain anonymous, as we realize that other humans or electronic devices may be hurt by your candid disclosures.
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