Twenty years of the innerwebz

Progress?
Define, please.

Interminably exchanging emails
As both sides miscommunicate;
Pick up the phone to talk?
Unbelievably passé.

Reams and reams stand by
To one side of the paperless office;
While printers a degree require
To double-side copies acquire.

Desktop battles:
Megacorp vs Littleguy.
Confused interfaces
Belittle the luser. Why?

Tasks that ‘should just take five minutes’
Steal instead hours, days. Weeks.
Timewasting updates, bloat-increasing:
Promises on tins are misleading.
Go-faster stripes: appealing, yet
Forever incompatible, soon obsolete.

Please wait while the system reboots.

Spam with cheese and spam,
Spam with spam and eggs,
Spam with spam and spam.

Automated voices
Assure you of your importance –
While you wait.
And wait.

And wait.

… And wait.

Computer information systems:
Over-hyped,
Ill-conceived,
Obscenely expensive,
Obsolescent at launch,
Kludged to grudgingly ‘work,’
Failing to deliver,
Crashed.

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About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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