THUS SPOKE FRED: The Birth of the Knappers (Chapter 7)

I saw a man knap stone, it had glint,

Creating tools made of obsidian and flint,

What should I call him?  I had not a hint.

 

I saw the man’s son controlling hot fire,

To create bronze, he wished to aspire,

A name for him?  It is my greatest desire.

 

I saw the man’s descendants working the bellows,

Making iron and steel,   those creative fellows,

Should I give them a title?     Overly zealous?

 

But then it took them two hundred-fifty generations,

To invent binary and hexadecimal creations,

A name shall I give them?  –    not with my occupations!

 

As they invested their spare time, these risk-takers,

And abused their minds at night, these lay-awakers,

I know! – – – – – – – – – – Let’s call them toolmakers.

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About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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