Backspin: An IT Christmas carol

Gibbs has a poetic moment

Try resting merry IT men
Let nothing you dismay
Remember data centers
Still run on Christmas Day
To let the punters get their mail
and keep bidding on eBay
O tidings of commerce and cash,
Sold in a flash
O tidings of commerce and cash...
This year in Redmond, Washington,
Was a new OS released
And hyped with wild abandonment
As if it were the best
Which the IT market
Treated as if it were a jes
t O tidings of Vista for thee,
I'll stick to XP
O tidings of Vista for thee...
And over at that knavish SCO
Bless'd bankruptcy arrived;
And certain wealthy financiers
To their own gain did connive:
And that is how the knavish SCO
Is improb'ly kept alive
O tidings of issues that are gray,
And won't go away
O tidings of issues that are gray.
"Fear not peeps," said the ISPs,
"Let nothing you affright,
Your packets won't be mess-ed with
We send 'em quick and bright
But we control the networks so
You can trust we'll do it right."
O tidings of net neutrality,
Won't work for me
O tidings of net neutrality.
So what's the year been like for you
Oh, what has come to pass?
You still work 15 hours a day
As if a broom's stuck in your hand
At least you've kept your job
From flying to another land
O tidings of profits and pay
At least for one more day
O tidings of profits and pay
Ought-seven's been a busy year
I think you will agree
There's been a lot of stuff a-happenin'
As your letters told to me
And ought-eight shows no sign of slowin'
When it comes to technology
O tidings of stress every day,
Try cabernet
O tidings of stress every day.

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