Twas the night before Macworld when all through the town
No MacBook was mooing nor turning brown
At Moscone, nerds were queuing with care
in hopes that Saint Steve would soon be there.
The new products and banners were nestled from view
while the Engadget and Gizmodo speculation grew.
And with Dvorak grumbling and Laporte poetically waxing,
Both were in town for credit card maxing.
When out from Las Vegas there arose such a clatter,
Macworld and CES at the same time? Too much data’r!
Off to the blogs, people covered the bash,
With videos and podcasts, served up by Flash.
Bloggers insight and intuition on the oft-wrong rumors,
Give analysts and traders new found tumors.
But, who has the best coverage? Which show should I do?
Will Steve bring us iTVs? Will Bill bring us 360’s part two?
Being a Mac geek through good and through ill,
I decided on San Francisco, and not Las Vegas, to visit Bill.
Will Apple bring us new ipods, iphones, itvs or more?
Or will this Macworld be a long winter’s bore?
After much anticipation, my energy did sap,
So I settled down for a fitful winter’s nap.
Of the keynote I did dream, Steve Jobs on the deck.
Worried engineers in the audience hoping their products won’t wreck.
He was dressed in blue jeans and a black turtleneck
and his clothes were well worn to not seem too exec.
A bundle of gadgets he had hidden stage right,
And a field of reality distortion was quite a sight!
His eyes how they twinkled, his remote well polished
It’s Vista from Redmond Steve wants abolished.
Alas, no details from the Expo were revealed in my dream
Despite how real the tech prophesies seem.
I guess I’ll have to wait to see what they meant,
As “representatives from Apple declined to comment”
Look forward to seeing you all at Macworld. I’ll be roaming the floor on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.