The intellectual capabilities and knowledge of the Enterprise Irregulars are highly regarded in the enterprise software world. Less widely known, however, is the true poetic talent of these fine folks. I'm therefore pleased to present IT failure haikus written by Jeff Nolan and Anshu Sharma, two of my Irregular colleagues.
In the first poem, Jeff muses on a ZDNet post by Phil Wainewright, discussing usage-based pricing for on-demand software:
Good thing this is head in cloud Get same stuff for less
Anshu follows a similar theme, but adds an exhilarating IT failures climax:
Free like air. Twitter, Myspace. Alas, they break.
In a groundbreaking series of poems, Anshu pushes the limits of creative artistic expression. First, his work entitled "On Oracle:"
Big database. Stores and Retrieves. Money.
Second, adopting a thoroughly metaphysical tone, Anshu presents "On Microsoft:"
Love and Peace. Exchange and Office. Never Ending Search.
In a commentary, the poet kindly interprets his vision to increase our understanding:
The one on Microsoft requires deep reflection on Microsoft's search for peace and happiness through "search" - and is also a comment on how long it takes to search anything on windows and office.
For more wonderful examples of haiku poetry, read Basho, the great Japanese master.