Do not go gentle into update hype

The following is a parody. Click here for the text of the famous Dylan Thomas poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night," as well as for an audio recording of Dylan Thomas reading it.

Do not go gentle into update hype,
Smart users should burn at the bait and switch;
Rage, rage against the dying of user rights.

Though users in the end know new is right,
Some releases fork crummy features, bitch.
Do not go gentle into update hype.

Well-meaning, earnest devs, crying how bright
Their apps might dance on a platform of the open type,
Rage, rage against the dying of user rights.

Wild devs who sang the Twitter API in flight,
And learned, too late, Costolo threw them in the ditch,
Do not go gentle into update hype.

Grave bankers, near death, who see with selfish sight
UGC monetized to make them rich,
Press, press the making of the update hype.

And you, Tim Cook, there on the sacred height,
Curse, bless, me now with Apple Maps, I pray.
Do not go gentle into update hype.
Rage, rage against the dying of user rights.


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Image: Sean MacEntee / Flickr.


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