Limericks on downtime

We have been thinking its time to raise the cultural level on downtime for some time. Does downtime really have to devote so much space to, frankly, downmarket jokes and innuendo. How about Unix the Opera,  ballet for IT professionals, or even a series of David Hockney data centre canvases ? We thought you would agree.

We are going to kick off the series with poetry. We thought you would appreciate the first contribution from reader Stan Gain who sent in the following ditty:

I feel like a bit of a burke

Cos I can’t get my PC to work

It started to jam

After opening spam

Should have left it ! Oh dear ! What a jerk !

What could be more edifying than that ?

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