Thursday, February 11, 2010

In Which Mockery Is (I Hope) Gently Rebuked

A fragile grasp on how things really work
Online or off is much the common thing.
This doesn't mean one is a fool or jerk.
If just a little knowledge seems to bring
Desired results, why plumb into it more?
We all have areas where this is how
We function. Take the Facebook fluff: before
Today most of us knew not that, e'en now
So many others still use search engines
To find a login screen, and so did fall
Into a trap that no one set. Gremlins
Did not hijack them. Do not mock their call
For help; Each cry is from one who might know
Much that you don't, if you'd but ask them so.


  1. when halfway down the article i read
    "dear visitors from google...", thought "how daft
    can people be?", then saw the comment thread,
    i must admit, i laughed and laughed and laughed

  2. the new facebook is to harrrrrrrd! i need the old one back... let ME IN!

  3. Come to think of it, it does look like most of the people on that thread were actually looking for Flakebook...

  4. Google is a very successful troll

  5. A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing;
    Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
    There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,
    And drinking largely sobers us again.
         —Alexander Pope, "An Essay on Criticism"


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