What If Dr. Seuss Did Technical Writing?

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash
And your data is corrupted ‘cause the index doesn’t hash
Then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna crash!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol
That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse
Then you may as well reboot the thing and go out with a bang
‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, then the sucker’s gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC
Then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM,
Quickly pull the plug and then be sure to tell your mom!