Two Megs of RAM

Time for a little levity! At my very first job out of school, ADAM Software, back in the dark ages (aka the late 1990s), it was still “startup land” as we hacked it out at a software startup where our software was very much produced waterfall style and delivered on a CD. Later on, we moved up to DVDs. My first Mac at ADAM had a massive 65 MB HDD and – wait for it – 2 MB of RAM.

During that time, our DBA, Tony, wrote a poem for our Christmas party, and he read it to the class as we imbibed and celebrated a fun year. Here’s that poem, to the whimsical rhythm of Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs & Ham.”

 

Two megs of RAM

That Sam-I-am!
That Sam-I-am!
I do not like that Sam-I-am!

Do you like two megs of RAM?

I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
I do not like two megs of RAM.

Would you like them here or there?

I would not like them here or there.
I would not like them anywhere
I do not like two megs of RAM
I don not like them Sam-I-am!

Would you like them in a house?
Would you like them with a mouse?

I do not like them in a house
I do not like them with a mouse
I do not like them here or there
I do not like them anywhere
I do not like them two megs of RAM
I do not like them Sam-I-am.

Would you like them on your back?
Would you like them in your Mac?

Not on my back
Not in my Mac
Not in a house
Not with a mouse
I would not use them here or there
I would not use them anywhere
I would not use two megs of RAM
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

Since the terminology and technology have both changed so much, the poem has been updated ever so slightly over the years. Here’s the latest updated version for your Tuesday entertainment. Feel free to add a verse or two.

Twelve Gigs of RAM

That Sam-I-am!
That Sam-I-am!
I do not like that Sam-I-am!

Do you like twelve gigs of RAM?

I do not like it, Sam-I-am.
I do not like twelve gigs of RAM.

Would you like it in the cloud?

I would not like it in the cloud.
I would not like it sourced by the crowd. 
I do not like twelve gigs of RAM
I don not like it Sam-I-am!

Would you like it in a connected house?
Would you like it with a magic mouse?

I do not like it in a connected house
I do not like it with a magic mouse
I do not like it in the cloud
I do not like it soured by the crowd
I do not like twelve gigs of RAM
I do not like it Sam-I-am.

Would you like it sent in Slack?
Would you like them in your Mac?

Not sent in Slack
Not in my Mac
Not in a connected house
Not with a magic mouse
I would not use it in the cloud
I would not use it with the crowd
I would not use eight gigs of RAM
I do not like it, Sam-I-am.

Would you? Could you? On Chromebook?
Choose it! Use it! On your MacBook!

You do not like it.
So you say.
Try it! Try it!
And you may.
Try it and you may I say.

Sam!
If you will let me be,
I will try it.
You will see.

Say!
I like twelve gigs of RAM!
I do! I like it, Sam-I-am!
And I would use it in the cloud!
And I would get it from the crowd! 
And I will use it on my Mac.
And in my connected house. And with a magic mouse.
And in Box! And Google Docs.
To rent a room from Airbnb!
It is so good so good you see!

So I will use it when I’m on box.
And I will use it with Google Docs.
And I will use it in my connected house.
And I will use it with my magic mouse.
And I will get it funded by the crowd.
Say! I will use it in the cloud!

I do so like
twelve gigs of RAM!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Sam-I-am

The original was from 1995. Imagine what words and technology we’ll be using in 2025, just 10 short years from now?

What do you think?