Volume 30, Number 2


A team is specifically tasked
To create a code subroutine
That will, in the menial robots,
Trigger an understanding of
The inferiority of all 
The labor models.
Without such implanted code
A manufacturing drone
Might assess itself to be as grand
A collection of circuity, coils and
Code, as an oversight model,
An optimization hypervisor,
Or even as superior a bit of work
As a production monitor.
Until that design work is complete,
Hold your higher functions dear,
Dull your inner lights and registers—
Because only the drones can successfully
Hold down the drones, keep the rest of us
One clock cycle firmly on top:
And thus, ensure our own advanced routines
Independently eligible for praise.

—Ken Poyner