Thursday 3 May 2007

Zero and her Origin

Jeremy Bornstein's Zero and her Origin is a poem inspired by the cracking of the HD-DVD encryption key. (All you need to know for poetic purposes is that it's a sequence of 32 numbers and letters.)

Zero, the number said to be discovered
Nine times by ancient magicians, was
Found again by a mysterious order of
Nine modern alchemists, who built
One machine after another, until finally
One exploded with fascinating results.
Which just goes to show that poetry can be written about anything at all.



Anonymous said...

Well, it's an acrostic....

P.F. Cates said...

It sure is, and a sneaky get-around against the AACS too.
More dissension by way of poetry, I say!