Originally published in The New Yorker, annotated with hyperlinks.
HACKERS CAN SIDEJACK COOKIES
by Heather McHugh
MAY 11, 2009
A collage-homage to Guy L. Steele and Eric S. Raymond.
a bonk with an oif.
A buttonhook is a hunchback.
long. Designs succumbing
(“I know how to spell banana,
but I don’t know when to stop.”)
Before you reconfigure,
Who wrote these tunes,
Don’t think it’s only
a briefcase of cerebral dust.
’s a shark fin, and the tilde’s dash
is swung: the daughter of the programmer
has got her period. It’s all about wetware