Software for Nothing

To the tune of “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits

I waaaant my.. I waaaant my… I waaaant my C-R-T……

Now look at them hackers,
That’s the way ya’ do it.
Ya’ play with mem’ry that you cannot see.
Now that ain’t workin, that’s the way ya do it.
Get your software for nothing and your chips for free.

Now that ain’t workin, gotta CPU-it.
Let me tell ya, them guys ain’t dumb.
Maybe crash the system with your little finger,
Maybe crash the system with your thumb.

We got to install micro-data-bases,
Gotta make things run like a breeeeze.
We gotta help these foreign students,
We gotta help these mindless E.E.’s…

The little Hacker with the Pepsi and the Munchos:
Yeah, buddy, don’t like to SHARE…
The little Hacker got his own compiler,
The little guy don’t change his underwear.

We got to install the latest debugger,
Under budget, and optimiiiiiiized.
We got to have more muddy-black coffee,
We got a green glow in our eyyyyyyes…

I shoulda’ learned to play with Pascal.
I shoulda’ learned to program some.
Look at that drive, I’m gonna stick it on the channel,
Man, it’s better than the old one…

And who’s up there, what’s that? Beeping noises?
He’s bangin on the keyboard like a chimpanze.
Oh that aint workin, that’s the way ya do it,
Get your software for nothin’, get your chips for free.

Author : Brent CJ Britton 

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