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Smart Bomb

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when I sat behind my first computer
it was in the eighties
a little TRS-80 Radio Shack model
I wondered what the use of this contraption was?

I could make a spot move around on a screen
I could change the color or the type
it was a cumbersome toy

I was locked up
to get out of working in the fields
I told them I knew about computers
it was a baldfaced lie

but the fact was
the computer world was changing so fast
that Nobody knew about computers
you learned it all where the rubber met the road

by the time I got out
I knew about mainframes and
some rudimentary programming
that was about the time that Microsoft
released the first edition of Windows
and this new thing called the internet
computers became a window on the world

everything changed in those years
it was a revolution bigger than Guttenburg's
you were nobody as a business or a person
unless you had www. before your name

almost three-quarters of the American population over the age of two
have internet access. This is the fastest that any technology has been adopted in history.
When Guttenburg printed the first bible, it took about fifty years before the effects were felt--The Reformation.

In the modern world time is compressed
like MP3 files
zipped into microchronocity
every moment a concentrated pill

things happen faster
distances are shorter
an explosion in Baghdad
can be felt in Oklahoma
before the ashes settle

one day when babies are born
they will have a chip implanted
in the temple or the loin
containing all human knowledge

that's what I call a smart bomb




Smart Bomb

Posted to Utterances




when I sat behind my first computer
it was in the eighties
a little TRS-80 Radio Shack model
I wondered what the use of this contraption was?

I could make a spot move around on a screen
I could change the color or the type
it was a cumbersome toy

I was locked up
to get out of working in the fields
I told them I knew about computers
it was a baldfaced lie

but the fact was
the computer world was changing so fast
that Nobody knew about computers
you learned it all where the rubber met the road

by the time I got out
I knew about mainframes and
some rudimentary programming
that was about the time that Microsoft
released the first edition of Windows
and this new thing called the internet
computers became a window on the world

everything changed in those years
it was a revolution bigger than Guttenburg's
you were nobody as a business or a person
unless you had www. before your name

almost three-quarters of the American population over the age of two
have internet access. This is the fastest that any technology has been adopted in history.
When Guttenburg printed the first bible, it took about fifty years before the effects were felt--The Reformation.

In the modern world time is compressed
like MP3 files
zipped into microchronocity
every moment a concentrated pill

things happen faster
distances are shorter
an explosion in Baghdad
can be felt in Oklahoma
before the ashes settle

one day when babies are born
they will have a chip implanted
in the temple or the loin
containing all human knowledge

that's what I call a smart bomb