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Margaret

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Do you remember punch cards stacked on a college desk
Do you remember print outs stacked up so very statuesque
Do you remember the compiler in the basement lab
Do you remember I thought it was four spaces not a tab

By the way didn't I fix that bug?
Please excuse me, I really meant to fix that bug
So sorry, I really meant to fix that bug
Cause you fixed mine

Margaret is it too soon to say it’s working
And Margaret should we get it to complete once again?
I just can't go on pretending I got it the first time you explained

Margaret, oh I never thought we’d miss it
Though Margaret we’ve been working on it since yesterday noon,
We said the code would run forever
We’d get that lander onto the Moon

Do you remember Skylab in the night with shooting stars
Do you remember late night engineering seminars
Do you remember Apollo almost reached it’s moment of “NO GO”
Do you remember how you skipped information overflow

By the way didn't I fix that bug?
Please excuse me, I really meant to fix that bug
So sorry, I really meant to fix that bug
Cause you fixed mine

Margaret I just wanna see it work once
But Margaret I'm too scared to press the RUN key
To hear you've found another infinite loop
That bungs up this system logic tree

Margaret I'm still trying to fix that routine
Margaret it’s much harder now this backtrace’s byzantine
Maybe it will prove that we were right
Or just prove we need more caffeine

(For Amorphia Apparel, who made this awesome shirt by request, and the first part of a proposed musical call, yes, “Hamilton”…)

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