Dr. Seuss Explains Computers


If a packet hits a pocket

on a socket on a port,

and the bus is interrupted

as a very last resort,

and the address of the memory

makes your CD Drive Abort,

then the socket packet pocket

has an error to report.


If your cursor finds a menu item

followed by a dash,

and the double-clicking icon

puts your window in the trash,

and your data are corrupted

‘cause the index doesn’t hash,

then your situation’s hopeless

and your system’s gonna crash!


If the label on the cable

on the table at your house,

says the network is connected

to the button of your mouse,

but your packets want to tunnel

on another protocol,

that’s repeatedly rejected

by the printer down the hall.


If the husband’s gone out fishing

this is normal for a spouse,

and your icons in the window

are as wavy as a souse,

then you may as well reboot

and go out with a bang,

‘cause as sure as I’m a poet,

that sucker’s gonna hang!


When the copy of your floppy’s

getting sloppy on the disk,

and the microcode instructions

cause unnecessary risk,

then you have to flash your memory

and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.

quickly turn off the computer

and be sure to tell your mom.


and David Too!


-Author Unknown