Christmas Medley

Its very retro and terribly dated and you really had to be there, but here’s an old Christmas geeky poem I wrote in 2005.

All I want for Christmas is Ajax

All I want for Christmas is Ajax
I don’t want a tall skinny tree
or lots of presents under it.
All I ask for are some Web 2.0 goodies
that are zipped and not wrapped.
I want PHP and not PAJAMAS.
Give me widgets and not gadgets.
Give me a torrent of flashy gifts that flickr brightly under MySQL clouds.
I want Wiki and not wassel.
I want Christmas feeds and not Christmas food.
I want shareware and freeware and not underwear.
I want my OPML Christmas list to be meta-tagged and checked twice by automated folksonomy-based aggregators exhibiting an emergent Christmas cheer that can be mapped visually and dynamically on my poor and miserable blog that limps along like Tiny Tim on the pathetic crutches of Web 1.0 architecture.
All I want for Christmas is Ajax.

Andrew Jones, 2005

And a few other Christmas posts from years gone by:

The most famous Christmas Eve ever

Always Easter but never Christmas

Cruelty-Free Christmas Feast

George Mackay Brown poem and Christmas message


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

Leave a Reply