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Another addition to the Dead Tech Eulogies

Eulogy for the Adding Machine

Pz-avatarby Tim Hamilton18 Jul 2017

Hand by hand, tooth by tooth
I turned and tallied.

I was numbers! I embodied the count!
You asked for three and three was summoned
into my being. I embodied three as surely as
you once held out fingers to remember its weight.

Have no faith in silicon
that can only derive and simulate
I was the truth in spindles and gears.

The apotheosis of counting on your fingers

With the turn of the final level I was
turned and tallied, hand by hand
until the final numbers fell