complexity

apocryphal perhaps but in nineteen eighty two or thereabouts
the computing press they sadly found computers had become
the most complex of systems created by mankind

moore's law the intel rule of thumb
so far observed by the crash of micro history
predicts computer power doubles every eighteen months

consequentially computers have become
ten thousand times as complex as twenty years ago

english law has not

yet computer systems now ten thousand times more complicated
than english law has ever been
do not need a flock of nerds
advising any mundane man on ways to prose
telling them which click to where or how to mouse

computer systems are simply used
no expert stammers round

hackers not crackers
are only sought when something new is grown
changes are band-aided errors are dissolved

law
that such a simple system
needs heards of clever beagles when merely used
condemns itself

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