Mr. Compatibility

by Tom Payne

from the tape Vince Emery Presents The Funniest Computer Songs

Would you put this system together for me
some I ordered by mail and parts I got free.
The pieces all work, except two or three.
Please, Mr. Compatibility.

Now with my Amiga, all I want to do
is running MacDraw underneath OS/2,
to write all my data on ROM-type CD,
and display EGA on projection TV.

I'd like to plug hypercard into my VAX,
run my parallel printer on standard coax;
Use it all under MS-DOS version 3.2,
and a VCR on RS-232.

My Cray running friendly interfaces with ease,
to movie film shown on a 13-foot screen;
My plotter and laser should speak Postscript well,
networked on Appletalk under Novell.

Autocad my Atari, VGA TTL;
tied to my Apple ][ running Excell.
Lay optic fiber, shaped in a token ring
with a scanner and tablet - I forget anything?

Put all this together - take an hour or two;
hide those ugly cables, and when you are thru
write up a contract saying you'd guarantee
it'll all work forever, or you'd fix it for free.

Would you put this system together for me
some I ordered by mail and parts I got free.
The pieces all work, except two or three.
Please, Mr. Compatibility.


Bryan Dunlap
<bcd at pacific dot mps dot ohio dash state dot edu>
Last modified: Tue Apr 14 14:19:05 1998