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The Spreadsheet Prophesies
JoelJosol

Accelerated life is spent
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from one nanosecond to the next,
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in shorter latencies,
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in fully loaded big cache sizes
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burning in kilowatts
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that are unable to melt
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my static wage, hidden and secured
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in super-cooled data centers.
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My work hours are devoured
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in air-conditioned offices
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extending from this shift to the next
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while the voice mail
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gets clogged with messages
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of "when are you coming home".
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The phone's red LED blinks
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unaware of the blood lanes getting stricter,
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a speeding clot getting derailed,
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halted,
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and liter of red cells
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pile up like colliding network packets.
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The cost accountant stares at one cell:
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his spreadsheet prophesies a job cut.
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3 May 07


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Improved the linkages between the stanzas.
 — JoelJosol

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