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While having breakfast this morning I started thinking about John Wing's epic "And God Said". As I did, I started thinking more and more about how he could easily update it with some of the things that have happened in the tech world. And then I asked myself "Why wait for him?"

I'm not thrilled about the last paragraph yet but I think I'm off to a good start:

And God said "Let there be light", and there was light.
And God was bored while resting on the seventh day and said
"Let there be computers." And there were computers.
"Let there be ENIAC and Colossus and Amigas and Commodore-64
"So that My children may look back and remember where they came from."

And these things came to pass, and it was good.
And God saw that His children were outgrowing His gifts and said
"Let there be Bell Labs and IBM and DOS and Microsoft.
"Let there be Word Perfect for work and Kings Quest for play."

"Let there be ColicoVision and Nintendo,
"And Donkey Kong and Super Mario.
"Let there be Final Fantasy, Call of Duty, and Pokemon.
"Because every generation needs its Pac-Man."

And God said "Let there be Arthur C Clarke and Tim Berners-Lee.
"Let there be ARPAnet and the World Wide Web.
"Let there be AOL, IRC, Netscape, and Internet Explorer.
"And let My children look upon Internet Explorer and resolve never to touch it,
"For it is unclean."

And God said "Let my children hold dominion over this world.
"Let there be bugs, general faults, 404s, and Blue Screens of Death.
"Let there be mouse gunk, viruses, and people who treat CD drives as cupholders
"So that My children may have their vengeance against their enemies."

And all these things came to pass. And God looked
And He saw that the enemies of his children were in great pain.
And He saw that His own children were suffering alongside them,
With cubicles, overwork, downsizing, and Dot-Com bubbles.
And He saw His prophet William become corrupt
And enslave His children. And His anger was kindled.

And He said "Let the archangel Gabriel blow his 8-bit trumpet
"And herald the Second Coming of Steve Jobs.
"Let there be iMacs, iBooks, iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

"Let My children be united with their artisan brothers in taming this wilderness.
"Let the internet be their playground.
"Let there be Wikipedia to educate and Cracked to re-educate.
"Let there be PayPal, eBay, DeviantArt, and FanFiction.net.
"Let there be Whovians, Trekkies, furries, bronies, and gleeks
"So that My children may survive times of want by selling them porn."

"Let My children eat BlackBerries with their Chrome-plated Androids
"And hunt Firefoxes while on Safari.
"Let them record their successes and post them to YouTube
"So that My faithful film geeks may be rewarded with a province of their own."

And God said "Where do you want to go today?
"Let My children reach out and touch someone,
"Create solutions for a small planet,
"And bring good things to life.
"Let all My base belong to them
"And let them die of dysentery on the Oregon Trail."

Date: 2012-05-28 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goodluckfox.livejournal.com
Thus is inspired. Seriously. I'm sharing this with attribution.

Date: 2012-05-28 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhlawrence.livejournal.com
Cheers. I made a couple of wording changes in case you need to update on your end.

Date: 2012-05-29 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thefoxaroo.livejournal.com
Did you write all that? It's very good! :)

Date: 2012-06-01 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhlawrence.livejournal.com
Stole the concept but the words are mine :)

Date: 2012-06-01 02:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thefoxaroo.livejournal.com
You can quote me on this: "Something isn't plagiarism if you improve upon it."

Date: 2012-06-07 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] accordion-hero.livejournal.com
Ha! i like this. :)

(I'm here via quickcasey's journal)

Date: 2012-06-08 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhlawrence.livejournal.com
Thanks! Tell your friends!

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