The Revolution Will Be Organised

April 7, 2012 § 2 Comments

This came into my inbox from a friend

You will not be able to stay home brother,
You will not be able to login, sit down and doze off,
You will not be able to lose yourself in emailed exchanges,
Sending messages for their own sake,
Because the revolution will be organised

The revolution will be organised
The revolution will not be brought to you in multi-part mime format
In four parts with attachments
The revolution will not send you minutes of meetings you did not attend
And documents you have no intention of ever reading
Because the revolution knows you have better things to do
The revolution will be organised

The revolution will not be brought to you by the
alt.goldfish.preservation discussion groups email digest and will not require
You to fill in a read receipt
The revolution will not CC your boss
The revolution will not CC your friends
The revolution will not waste your time with unnecessary email
Because the revolution will be organised

There will be no need to repeat in emails
Things agreed in conversations
There will be no need to repeat in emails
things agreed in conversations
F.Y.I. There will be no need to reply to emails just
Because someone sent them F.Y.I.
There will be no need to phrase your emails
Using language straight from the gutter or to
Defend your opinion using a selection of flames and curses you have been saving
For just the proper occasion
Because the revolution will be polite

It will be OK to get up from your desk
And walk the fifteen meters to your co-worker in order
To arrange the meeting you are going to have in ten minutes time
The telephone you have been given will not be left to recharge
While downloading a new ring tone by Eminem,
Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue or the Prodigy
Because you will be using it

The Revolution does not need to send everyone a message
About its opinion of snack machines, the temperature in the office or the next election
You will not have to worry or panic about messages labelled
Important or urgent, unless they really are
The revolution will not write without punctuation
The revolution will not feel the need to connect your spelling mistakes

The revolution will be organised, it will be organised
The revolution will not be virtual brothers;
The revolution will be live
Apologies to Gil Scott Heron.

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