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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.

3 comments:

moovida said...

Amazing post! I loved the poem, both of them in a different way obviously :)

Jody Garnett said...

Thanks; I am getting negative feedback on dzone. I should of worked on the 1st entries a bit more - since really on carbon and flash fit the deprecation cycle.

The only connection with the original poem is that feeling of not being brave enough to speak out.

Evilinside said...

Love the Poem !!