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Poetry Technology

Voice to text

#Onelinerwednesday

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Speaking to a Mobile phone gets things lost in translation

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Poetry Technology

Making the pieces fit

#fowc #modular

I

To keep the prices down

The chair and desk you are sitting at

Take a different form from the one in the showroom

They all fit flat to fit in the back of the car and

There’s a handy little hexagonal key – to help you fix

The pieces together

II

Technology is a funny thing….

They’re handing out computers in the form of kits

To the school children in Technology class

There’s a main board and lots of little add ons

to connect to it

there’s smiles all round – with lights and sounds galore

III

The strange thing about all of this –

there’s always one piece of the electric jigsaw

that doesn’t seem to fit

tweeks and turns you’ll try to get it in the box

then it’ll go back in the box – the cardboard one – for its not on the instructions

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Poetry Technology

A draw of odds and ends

#Napowrimo

11th April 2021

so easy to access,

and then so hard to close

recepticle for things you say you need

the things you say you’ll use one day

and things you can’t throw away

Notepad’s and pencils that have been well chewed

share space with computer drives that’s been acrued

manuals for tech that lives round the house

together with cameras (and occasional mouse)

A couple of shavers long seen light of day

A Tape recorder longing to hear summat play

while resting on papers also kept there in

Documents for stuff – you’ve long shown the bin

but under the manuals – memories galore

those nik-naks you’ve kept from weddings and more

kept under the papers you can’t throw away

pictures and postcards of a happier day

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Technology

Ring

#Socs #Ring

the noise of many things in the house

from the alarm clock that wakes you in the morning

to the egg timer ensuring your boiled egg is just right

and you daren’t miss the noise of some bells

no matter how noisy it is

the bells of the bakelite phone?

it’s your reletives on the end of the line – waiting to say hello

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Art Birds Nature Technology

Interruption

#Television #Technology #Nature #Birds #Art #octpowrimo

Digital Telly was never supposed to be like this

with the computer looking after the signal

it was supposed to be clearer and sharper

with up to the minute relayed information

on your big screen TV

They never saw your aerial being used as a perching post…..

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Acrostic Poetry Technology

Gadget

#Fowc #Gadget

Great Scott!!!

a technological marvel

designed to solve that particular problem in the

garden, kitchen, study – wherever

exception to the rule – is when the magic tool itself needs repair,

there’s a gadget for that – says the smiling technician.

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Acrostic Poetry Space Technology

Sliced

#Sliced #Glitch

Picture in Pieces (p + c – inkdrop)


Satellite imagery is wonderful technology

Landing pictures on our telly screens from far far away

Interference from Meteors, Asteroids (or even a Martian or two)

Can make the snap from the satellite look not as

Exact as you would have expected it

Directors playing jigsaw puzzles before putting it on screen

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Acrostic Poetry Technology

Dial

#Fowc #Dial

Old Style Phone…..Jazzed up a little by Inky (P) Brianfkirkham Dec 2019

Digit turns the circuit

in a number of turns

as connection is made to a

loved one far away, through invisible waves

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Poetry Technology

Fearful symmetry II

My Mouse/Trackball – Subject of fearful symmetry II (image: Brian F Kirkham)

#writingprompt #fearful symmetry

marvellous movement,

made by the makers,

of a made well micro computer mouse

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Acrostic Poetry Technology

Rectify

Salford 3rd September

Reduced to a second relic in the corner

Even the technician suggested it was past its best

Computer’s do have a shelf life – but

To others – all that was needed, was a bit of

Installation and dusting down

Fresh drivers and a spot of cleaner – soon back to its

Youthful side, particularly with a new CD-Rom Drive