Floppy Failure

Jack Prelutsky
“I Think My Computer Is Crazy”
A Pizza the Size of the Sun

Something inside my computer
is buzzing like billions of bees,
even my mouse is affected,
it seems to be begging for cheese.
I guess I know why my computer
is addled and may not survive—
my brother inserted bologna into the floppy disk drive.

illustration by James Stevenson to Jack Prelutsky A Pizza the Size of the Sun -- floppy

If you caught the image (by James Stevenson) of the antiquated hardware and noticed the slot, the poem’s ending comes as a pleasing confirmation of the mischief that caused the chaos.

And so for day 2300

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