I am not a hacker.
I am not a programmer.
The world is slipping away.
With no smart phone I watch in dismay.
As I become outdated.
My human operating system frustrated.
By all the new technology
That I must adapt to each day.
I build web sites to view on laptops.
Not for display on iPads or iPhones.
Not for applications to download.
The new generation has taken over.
I am just another computer user.
I don’t build systems or networks.
I dress business casual and go to work.
I use all the tools that I can
To help the users that came before RAM.
I know enough to make a living.
No new next big ideas in my head.
Nothing new to add to the social machine.
I clock out and go home to my family.
I am thankful that I can provide for them simply.
I leave the digital revolution to the children to come.
May their programs improve life some.
May they use their powers for good.
May they remember the users before them.
That we put our hands in the digital gravel
So that they could grow this road we all travel.