Hiawatha visits cprog
So frankly frank is disappointed
Disappointed with these forums
Came to cprog wanting coding
All he found was messy foreplay
That didn't turn him on a little
That didn't turn him on a lot but
Made him feel all cold and surly
Truly not so big and burly but
Sort of like a little girly
With braided hair and spotty freckles.
Then came Cheez and on form Prelude,
Swiftly cogent in rebuttal,
Spoke of truth and how mechanics
Is more than oil and sweat and metal
Is more than toil and edge and power
But sort of like a squeaky cheez doll
That you only get with service
In the halls of cprogs boardlings
After posting after posting
Beyond all measure helping others
Calm and quiet but helping always.
Until one day a sad void mainer
Comes along and farts and squeaks much
Boasts of how he knows a great deal
How he built this huge computer
While servicing a thousand others
And hax0ring a couple of million
But he's come here seeking info
Info for to help his coding:
Honest, mum, it's not my homework.
And on and on and on you give him
On and on you seem to give in
Until that day you cry, "ENOUGH!"
"Search the web for easy stuff!"
And from that same day forward
You resolve to give help truly
Surely teach the lore of google
, searches for you
Finds the things you simply can find
Leaves you free to answer questions
On the stuff that's not so easy.
From that same day forward
You resolve to teach more surely
Show the faq
and all the others
In vain hope that some might read them
Read and learn a little wisdom
And in that learning gain some insight
That would help them learn some more than
They would know the month before when
You would always spoonfeed daily
Sometime twice or three times daily
But no more for they are now free
Free to learn and learn quite frankly.