Try resting merry IT men

Let nothing you dismay

Remember data centers

Still run on Christmas Day

To let the punters get their mail and keep bidding on eBay

O tidings of commerce and cash,

Sold in a flash

O tidings of commerce and cash…

This year in Redmond, Washington,

Was a new OS released

And hyped with wild abandonment

As if it were the best

Which the IT market

Treated as if it were a jest

O tidings of Vista for thee, I’ll stick to XP

O tidings of Vista for thee…

And over at that knavish SCO

Bless’d bankruptcy arrived;

And certain wealthy financiers

To their own gain did connive:

And that is how the knavish SCO

Is improb’ly kept alive

O tidings of issues that are gray,

And won’t go away

O tidings of issues that are gray.

“Fear not peeps,” said the ISPs,

“Let nothing you affright,

Your packets won’t be mess-ed with

We send ’em quick and bright

But we control the networks so

You can trust we’ll do it right.”

O tidings of net neutrality,

Won’t work for me

O tidings of net neutrality.

So what’s the year been like for you

Oh, what has come to pass?

You still work 15 hours a day

As if a broom’s stuck in your hand

At least you’ve kept your job

From flying to another land

O tidings of profits and pay

At least for one more day

O tidings of profits and pay

Ought-seven’s been a busy year

I think you will agree

There’s been a lot of stuff a-happenin’

As your letters told to me

And ought-eight shows no sign of slowin’

When it comes to technology

O tidings of stress every day,

Try cabernet

O tidings of stress every day.

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