Saturday, May 1, 2010

If the twitters and facebooks
and youtubes and diggs and even myspaces
flow out of the series of tubes,
would they be flushed away,
forever lost?

If the internets is indeed
a series of tubes
if the backbone breaks,
and data leaks out
like sewage from a drainage pipe.

If we loose our data, or is it datum
and our ability to play WOW
and our ability to watch The Guild

If we can't access corporate email,
your boss wants you to work late
free cookies in the kitchen
time for us to "tighten our belts."

and craigslist postings,
help wanted
Bike for sale

If all our data (or is it datum?),
flowed from the tube
into the real world,
into the ground, the Earth
would it contaminate our drinking water?