This is Just to Say

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Jun 112008
 

MIT\'s 404 haiku circa \'96
At NYCResistor we learn, share and make things. Sometimes it’s necessary to let another Resistor know just how generous they have been.
If you had been there I would have asked first. Honest.


from Max
to Bre Pettis
subject I have borrowed the multimeter

 

This is just to say

I have borrowed
the multimeter
that was in
your yellow toolbox

and which
you were probably
saving
for 2 a.m. hacking

Forgive me
it was so useful
so beepy
and so right

– Max

(also the alligator clips.)


from Adam
to nycresistor
subject Note for George

This is just to say

I have used
some LEDs
that were in
your toolbox

and which
you were probably saving
for a POV display

Forgive me
they were clear-lensed
so shiny
and so blinky

-a

(I needed to build an 8×16 demo grid for Monday’s class; lemme know how much I owe you.)


These honor an old MIT 404 haiku and the William Carlos Williams poem which presumably inspired the MIT webmaster in ’96. The recording of WCW reading “This is just to say” is thanks to and linked from UPenn’s PennSound archive of poets’ reading their work.