16 bits

16 Bits

                    (to the tune of 16 Tons)
                by Tony Williams and Bill Mulert


     Some people say computers are made outta chips,
     Digital logic and binary bits.
     Takes a technical jerk to wanna make it run,
     So I went to computer-mart and bought myself one.

     Ya load 16 bits, and whattya get ?
     64K and a floppy diskette.
     At $1200 it's surely inane,
     You get a Biorhythym chart and a video game.

     I was born one morning in a software mine,
     I picked up my keyboard and I entered a line.
     I loaded some BASIC, I loaded FORTRAN,
     But nothing I loaded into COBOL ran.

     Chorus:
     Ya load 16 bits, and whattya get ?
     64K and a floppy diskette.
     IBM don't ya call me 'cause I gotta regroup,
     I'm stuck right now in an infinite loop.

     Well, I sat at the keyboard with the Programmer's Itch,
     But everything I entered ran into a glitch.
     I messed up ma memory, ma register gates,
     Made me wanta fold, spindle, and mutilate.

     (Chorus)

     I got a serial modem with dual disk packs,
     The house I once owned is now Radio Shack's.
     30 I/O ports to do as ya will,
     If the price don't get ya then the light bill will.

     (Chorus)

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