Friday, May 4, 2012

The Techno ABC's

I wrote this silly alphabet book as a distraction a while ago. I posted it on my blog in 2010 and recently re-discovered it. I'd forgotten about it, actually. I thought it would be fun to share it again.

The Techno A B C’s

The A B C’s… they used to be just apples, cats and bows.
Not today, ‘cause kids all know the alphabet’s gone techno!

Now, A is still for Apple, but not the sweet, red fruit.
Today it’s for the company that makes computer loot.

B is what begins such words as Bluetooth, blog and bling,
And B is for your Blackberry – the newest, coolest thing!

C is for the cell phone you just can’t seem to put down,
And for a world called cyberspace, where all things can be found.

D performs the downloads to your database and more.
It’s DVD’s and desktops and digitals galore.

E begins so many things like emails and e-books,
Ezines, ear buds, and eBay (where shoppers go to look).

F is for the flat screen we all beg our parents for
The flash drive for our file folders, the Facebook we adore.

G brings Dad the GPS that helps him find his way
It’s Google and the Guitar Hero we play every day.

H today is for HD, which means High Definition
HTML computer talk and handhelds with precision.

Ipods, Iphones, Ipets, Itunes … they all start with I.
And now there’s Instant Messaging for telling friends goodbye.

J is for the Jpegs that become graphics or pictures
And for the JavaScript that’s used to program website features.

K is for the keyboard used for typing words and numbers
And those “Kajeet for Kids” cell phones we use for calling mothers.

L always lets us login to our laptops and accounts
And links us to more places than we ever dreamed about.

M is for our favorites, like MySpace and MP3’s
It’s all those megapixels and the media we receive.

N is for Nintendo – both the GameCube and DS
It’s also for the networking we now do “wireless”.

O takes each of us online to surf the internet
And runs our operating systems for our benefit.

Without P there’d be no Podcasts, PDA’s or PSP’s
And how could we survive today without our own PC’s?

Q is rather quirky, but begins the word QuickTime
Quicktime is used with software and fun Disney games online.

R stands for the roaming and the ringtones of cell phones
For the memories of RAM and ROM; for Refresh and Reload.

We use S to surf the internet for smartboards and smartphones
And S is for the songs we hear on satellite radios.

The technology of touchscreens and of texting start with T
So does the TiVo we all want on our big screen TV’s.

U is for the ultrasound to see inside our bodies
And the ports on our computers that we call USB’s.

V is for the viruses that make computers crash
For virtual reality and video that lasts.

W is the Worldwide Web, wireless and Wii
Webcams, Wikipedia, and Windows technology.

X of course is XBOX, a favorite gaming system
Don’t forget it’s also Xerox and the XM music system.

Y today is Yahoo! for news and entertainment.
It’s online and all those YouTube segments.

Z is for the zip drive that stores your information,
The zoom on your new camera and the Zune for your vacation.

While Mommy reads, you just might wonder, “What are all of these?”
Listen closely and you’ll learn your Techno A B C’s.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!


Charmaine Clancy said...

Finally an alphabet with some good X words! It's adorable :)

Slamdunk said...

Creative and relevant Shannon.

I could certainly do with less of the V words. We finally went to a Mac to help keep the kid computer from virus attacks.

Enjoy your weekend.

Karen Harrington said...

Agreed! Very cute and timely.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for sharing this. Very creative.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Phew, I know what most of these things mean. I must be a techie nerd. :D

Stephanie Thornton said...

Very cute! And I agree with Charmaine--viruses are nasty stuff!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Way to participate in the A to Z challenge! Loved yesterday's post, too, on being a writer magician.

Play off the Page

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Clever A to Z musings here.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Very cute...I could see the illustrations in my head. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. couldn't get on before - now I can .. this is a great rhyme and poem with techno words .. such a fun read .. cheers Hilary

Robyn Campbell said...

Love it, bff! It's clever and different. Techno A B C's. Precious!

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