Every Wednesday Ross Rubin publishes Switched On, an opinion column about consumer technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment on the engadget website. Today’s Switched On’s first birthday, so wish Switched On a happy birthday, why don’t you?
Once upon a midnight madness sale I sauntered, steeped in sadness
Through the shiny piles and aisles composing my computer store.
Suddenly there came a rapping. Skeet skeet skeet. Had I been napping?
Energy, it had been sapping from my soul for weeks or more.
Yea, those loathsome customers had chilled my being for weeks or more.
Back-to-school had drained my core....
...On his pattern kept repeating and I watched my cash depleting
As he dispatched questions like blind bulls before the matador.
Each request brought new retort in just like when Leo Laporte ‘n’
His ex-co-host Patrick Norton would save screens in days of yore —
Oh, to live those fond remembered years of TechTV of yore
Ere the odious G4....
The full poem after the jump.