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Ive Built a Better Model Than the One at Data General

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I've Built a Better Model Than the One at Data General

I've Built a Better Model Than the One at Data General
(Steven J. Levine c. 1983)

   I've built a better model than the one at Data General
   For databases vegetable, animal and mineral;
   My OS handles CPUs with multiplexed duality,
   My PL/1 compiler shows impressive functionality.
   My storage system's better than magnetic core polarity;
   you needn't even bother checking out a bit for parity;
   There isn't any reason to install non-static floor matting;
   My disk drive has capacity for variable formatting.

   CHORUS: His disk drive has capacity for variable formatting;
           His disk drive has capacity for variable formatting;
           His disk drive has capacity for variable format-formatting.

   I feel compelled to mention what I know to be a gloating point;

   There's lots of space in memory for variables floating point,
   Which shows for input vegetable, animal and mineral,
   I've built a better model than the one at Data General.

   The IBM new home computer's nothing  more than germinal,
   At Prime they still have trouble with an interactive terminal;
   While Tandy's done a lousy job with operations Boolean,
   At Wang the byte capacity's too small to fit a coolie in.
   Intel's mid-year finances are something of the trouble sort;
   The Timex-Sinclair crashes when you implement a bubble sort;
   All DEC investors soon will find they haven't spent their money well,
   And need I even mention Nixdorf, Univac, or Honeywell?

And need I even mention Nixdorf, Univac, or Honeywell?

And need I even mention Nixdorf, Univac, or Honeywell?

And need I even mention Nixdorf, Univac, or Honey-Honeywell?

   By striving to eliminate all source code that's repetitive
   I've brought my benchmark standings to results that are competitive.
   In short, for input vegetable, animal, and mineral.
   I've built a better model than the one at Data General.

In short, for input vegetable, animal, and mineral.

I've bui

   In fact, when I've a floppy of a maximum diameter,
   When I can call a subroutine of infinite parameter,
   When I can  point to registers and keep their current map around,
   And when I can prevent the need for mystifying wraparound,
   When I can update record blocks with minimum of suffering,
   And when I can afford to use a hundred K for buffering,
   When I've performed a matrix sort and tested the addition rate,
   You'll marvel at the speed of my asynchronous transmission rate.

You'll marvel at the speed of my asynchronous transmission rate.

You'll marvel at the speed of my asynchronous transmission rate.

You'll marvel at the speed of my asynchronous transmission-

mission rate.

   Though all my better programs that self-reference recursively
   Have only been obtained through expert spying, done subversively,
   But still, for input vegetable, animal and mineral,
   I've built a better model than the one at Data General.

But still for input vegetable, animal, and mineral,

He's built a better model than the one a
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