It’s April the First, and we thought we’d celebrate the day with something a bit different.
So instead of doing an April Fool, we’ve gone for some April Fun.
We took three recent computer security stories, and turned them into poems!
More precisely, we turned them into rhyming verse. Doggerel, in fact.
So, with apologies to the great Canadian versifier, Mr Robert William Service, we bring you:
- The [Bitcoin] miner’s lament
- I want to post a picture [on Snapchat]
- The citizens of Whitehorse [deal with the End of XP]
Have fun – you can listen (they’re only about a minute each), or just read then to yourself below:
(Audio player above not working for you? Download to listen offline, or listen on Soundcloud.)
Click on the poems to go to the articles they refer to. You can also view the poems in text form.
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Image of cartoon cybercrook with swag-bag courtesy of Shutterstock.
8 comments on “Bitcoin, Snapchat and XP as you’ve never heard them before – special coverage for April the First!”
…is it bad that I read it as “dogerel”?
wow, such poetry.
Apparently, the word “doggerel” is derived from “dog,” as are “doggy” and “doge,” so I suppose it’s not _that_ bad a mistake…
…on second thoughts, yes. It’s bad. Dogdgy, in fact.
Thank you, Sir!
I love to hear a reader say/They had some fun with us today/It makes this writing lark worthwhile/To know that we made someone smile.
Makes me happy to hear that too.
To make you even happier, it makes me happy reading Naked Security every day.
You forgot to end with “Burma Shave”. Oh, wait…that’s an American cultural phenomenon. Never mind.
Anyhow, you made this reader smile.
I AM AWARE/OF HIGHWAY VERSE/THAT TELLS A STORY/CRISP AND TERSE – BURMA SHAVE
How I wish I’d thought of it before 🙂
You never cease to amaze me. Nor to amuse me. 🙂