21st Challenge No. 21

Results: "Microsoft is my shepherd" and other prayers for the digital age.


Charlie VaronJim Rosenau
May 8, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)

JUDGES' COMMENTS

To whom will you bow your head when the screen goes black? We asked readers to create prayers, blessings, etc., for the spiritual moments in our high-tech lives. Few of you took up the challenge (are our readers all unbelievers?), but those who did devised some funny stuff.

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THE WINNER:

Microsoft is my shepherd, I shall not stray.

it leadeth me to Where I Want To Go Today.

-- "RL"

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Now I log me off to sleep,

I pray the Lord my disk to keep,

If it should crash before I wake,

I pray the Lord my disk to take.

-- Steve Glassman

Father forgive me for I have sinned. It has been two months since my last
backup.

-- "RL"

Think what you will, but when dealing with dysfunctional computers and/or reluctant software, I sometimes "sacrifice" a floppy disk. "Oh Great Gods of Computing, please accept this humble sacrifice and prevent my hard disk from seizure and my RAM from failure." [smash disk, set it in front of machine] I don't take it too seriously, but it seems to work better than most tech support solutions.

-- Ernest Justin Pratt

Praise the Lord and pass the documentation.

-- Steve Glassman

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Now I send my drives to sleep,

Maintain my data, Lord, and keep

My ISP from harm as well,

And save us both from You-KnO-L.

-- John M. Ford

Thanks for taking the 21st Challenge. Check back in two weeks for another contest.


Charlie Varon

Charlie Varon is a humorist and playwright. His works include "Ralph Nader Is Missing" and "Rush Limbaugh in Night School."

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Jim Rosenau

Jim Rosenau is a writer, editor and software designer in Berkeley, Calif. Jim and Charlie are also co-founders of the citizens group Californians for Earthquake Prevention and partners in Mockingbird Media, which offers a full line of comic services.

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