Thanking A Triumph of Nerds

Is there a person you should’ve thanked, but never had the chance? Is there someone who helped you along the way without even realizing it? Here’s your chance to express your belated gratitude.

There are two men that I always wanted to thank,

but never got the chance because I always drew a blank.

They revolutionized the world, and got us on the fast track –

the technology afterward was propelled like a jet pack.

One wore a suit, the other wore jeans,

combined, their power and brilliance could light up a Christmas scene –

no, wait, they could light up the country,

where it could be seen from space,

there was no stopping these two,

they were on the road to god status at such a fine pace.

Some say they had a rivalry,

competed against one another,

But it was all for the best,

just trying to one up the other.

Sure, ideas were stolen and morphed into money,

But at the end of the day,

The two geniuses laughed like it was funny.

From my first PC in ’99

to still using one today,

I guess the man in the suit is where my gratitude should relay.

But it’s their wisdom combined that helped shape the future,

Their leadership together that all but made obsolete teacher.

Their names were Gates and Jobs,

And I thank them heartily,

Because without one or both,

I probably wouldn’t be sharing this smartly.

DP #65: “Never Too Late.”