A is for Apple

A is for APPLE who sent us our Macs,

D is for DEC, and they sold us a Vax.

C is the language in which we write source, and

B is our sort, which is BROKEN, of course.

E is an ERROR when code is compiled,

F is a FORK for creating a child,

G is the GETTY that sits on the line, and

H is a HANGUP whic:^?{^Zo^?{bD^]NO CARRIER

I is the INTERCONNECTION of kit,

J is the JOY when the cables all fit.

K is for KERMIT, to copy a file, and

L are the LINES that we drop all the while.

M is the MODEM we use from our home,

N are the NIGHTS which we spend on the ‘phone,

O is the OUTPUT we get from the host, and

P are the ‘PHONE BILLS we get in the post.

Q for SIGQUIT makes our process abort,

R is the REASON sigquit should be caught.

S is the SIGNAL we catch and ignore, and

T is the TRAP which we miss, and dump core.

U is for UNIX — I hope that is clear,

V is the VISUAL editor here.

W stands for the WINDOWS we use, and

X for the windowing system we choose.

Y is for YACC, quite a specialist tool,

Z for the snores from the programming pool.

 by Douglas Spencer Computer Systems Administrator, Anderman and Co Ltd

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