Friday 22 October 2010

When they came for me

Sometimes prose is not enough.

When the apple came for OS 9.
I remained silent;
I was not a OS 9 user.

When they locked up Power PC
I remained silent;
I did not own a Power PC.

When they came for Carbon
I did not speak out;
I was not a Carbon developer

When they came for Flash,
I remained silent;
I was not a Flash developer.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

So while I am upset about apple deprecating Java; the original poem by Martin Niemöller, is about something that actually matters.