All you need is broadband

[A historical document from Early IT-age, circa A.D. 2000. Note: This it not satire.]

Year 2000: In this era of “immaterial values” I have eavesdropped on the seductive, inverted siren song that, instead of luring sailors down into the depths, rather throws them up on terra firma, where they happily “surf” on dry land.

I have transcribed the song that is hummed in secret. You cannot accuse the IT (information theology) folks for speaking a ruthlessly honest language, and you don´t need a particularly sharp ear to discern the new Credo: A Mighty Cabel Is Our God.

Uppkoppling



Listen to the Hymn (from my CD "Life´s a Beach and then you swim")

(All you need is Bredband MP3 510kB, LO-FI)



Join in and sing along!

(Melody: John Brown’s body)

Refräng: Bredband, bredband Halleluja
Bredband, bredband Halleluja
Bredband, bredband Halleluja
Bredband, BREDBAND, B R E D BA N D!

Vers 1: Surfa, surfa, surfa, surfa
Surfa, surfa, surfa, surfa
Surfa, surfa, surfa, surfa
Det är det som är livets mening och mål

(English translation, if needed:
Broadband, broadband Halleluja, etc. etc.

Surfing, surfing, surfing, surfing
Surfing, surfing, surfing, surfing, etc. etc.
Is the Goal and Meaning of Life.)

REFR

Vers 2: Innehållet det kan kvitta
Innehållet det kan kvitta
Porr och chat, Quake och Tetris
“Klicka här för en bild på vår hund”
VI KRÄVER 2 MEGABIT PER SEKUND! [Ja, det var faktiskt det man krävde på den tiden.]

talkör: Det ska gå fort att surfa
Annars får de kvetta

(Who gives a damn about content?
Porno, chat, Quake, Tetris
Click HERE for a picture of our doggy.
We DEMAND 2 Mb per Second!)  [2MB, those were the days!]

 

Bredband, bredband Halleluja
Bredband, bredband Halleluja
Bredband, bredband Halleluja
Bredband gör oss till ledande IT-land

[ultima volta:] Bredband gör oss till världens bästa IT-land

AMEN!

(Broadband makes Sweden the No. 1 IT-country in the world.
AMEN!)

Text, arrangement, keyboards, vocals: Ladislaus Horatius
Choir: Diana Nunez, Inger Ohlén
Recording, drums, choir: Lasse Beijbom



Måste jag ha dator? JA!

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