Here's my original poem, Fixing Some Bugs on a Sunday Evening, more or less as it appeared in the rec.humor.funny newsgroup in July, 1994.

When I wrote this, I was working on Macintosh System 7.5 for Apple.

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Date: Sat, 16 Jul 94 19:30:02 EDT
Newsgroups: rec.humor.funny
From: (David A Lyons)
Subject: Fixing Some Bugs on a Sunday Evening
Keywords: chuckle, computers, original
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(Original parody, written past 4am.)

Fixing Some Bugs on a Sunday Evening

by David A. Lyons, January 1994
(with apologies to Robert Frost)

Whose bugs these are I think I know,
But now he works at 3DO;
He will not see me working here
To fix his code and make it go.

The saner folk must think it queer
To trace without the source code near
After a launch and frozen mouse
The weirdest stack crawl of the year.

I give my nodding head a shake
To see if I can stay awake.
The only other thing to do
Is find some more caffeine to take.

This bug is pretty hard to nip,
But I have other ones to fix,
And tons to go before we ship,
And tons to go before we ship.

(Note: Hey, it's fiction. Close to reality in spirit, but does not refer to
a specific project, bug, Sunday, or brand of soft drink.)
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Robert Frost: Works to 1920

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