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Sperry Rand or THE METAPROGRAMMER by Stan Kelly-Bootle I met a programmer a-walking one day O Why aren't you coding, to him I did say I'm not a programmer, the truth I will tell But a metaprogrammer from meta-Ma Bell Sperry Rand, Rand, Rand, Sperry Rand Pray, What do you do there, the stranger I asked And what are you paid for each tough meta-task? I just think about programs, the young man did say For a mere meta-pittance of twelve meta K And where do you come from, I finally cried I come from Hell the stranger replied If you come from Hell, then tell me right plain How the Hell you managed to get out again The way I got out, Sir, the truth I will tell They're turning the systems folk all out of Hell This is to make room for the people who sell There is a great number of them at Ma Bell Come all you salespersons and take my advice Be fair to your prospects and give a good price For if and you do not, I know very well You'll be in great danger of going to Hell see also Coal Owner and Pitman's Wife SOF
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