Tom, no reason why we can't also have written poetry -- and performances
for when we are together. Some "slam" poetry as well as much rap is not
recorded, and therefore has the same passing existence of an unlogged
IRC channel. I would be fun to have a wiki for more durable poetry
(github unfortunately would be a barrier to many). Wiki formatting will
make even that a challenge, so we'll need to instruct folks to use a
<pre> block (c4l wiki recognizes that, right?).
On 2/15/13 3:12 PM, Tom Johnson wrote:
> relevant: http://everything2.com/title/Ode+To+Lynx
> I like Karen's proposal of establishing an oral tradition. But I've also
> been thinking about version controlled poetry in github or on a wiki, and
> hyperlinked/linked data poetry. For that matter, does IRC poetry count as
> oral if the channel is unlogged?
> - Tom
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Yeah, Joshua! That DEFINITELY qualifies as nerd poetry IMO. I hope your
>> darling can appreciate it!
>> On 2/15/13 10:26 AM, Joshua Gomez wrote:
>>> I'm sitting at the hotel waiting for my airport shuttle and I'm looking
>>> over the list of great presentations that were given at the conference
>>> year. Thanks to all the presenters and the hosts. As always, code4lib was
>>> fun, engaging and inspiring event.
>>> Karen Coyle's nerd poetry was a fun idea from out of left field. I
>>> to give it a try while I wait for the shuttle. I believe her idea was to
>>> write poetry about coding, but I was inspired by the proximity of
>>> Valentine's day to instead write a cheesy love poem in code.
>>> if (roses == 'red' && love == True):
>>> print 'Hello My Darling'
>>> See you all next year...I hope.
>>> Joshua Gomez
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