We celebrate the contributions of EE Life readers and EE Times editors in 2011 in verse.
(With apologies to real poets worldwide).
A holiday treat, let's all raise a glass to circuits, schematics and 12 months just passed.
From Silicon Valley to Telecom Alley, to China and India, let's all take a tally
Of insight and humor and devilish pranks, stink bombs thrown into management ranks.
Let's honor our readers, writers and geeks who've engaged us for all of these 52 weeks.
The great Glen Chenier, Tim Fyock, Ken Boyce, in our close EE clan we warmly rejoice.
Jennings and Benkrid, Carney and Kelly; from Austin to Anch'rage; Helsinki, New Delhi
A toast to Dave Ashton and Bicycle Bill, Dylan McGrath and good ole Rick Hille.
Charles Manning, Duane Benson, Cardenas and Ketel, Krajewski, Manfredi, all showed your mettle.
Frank Eory and Shettal (there's only one Pandey), Fred Chen, Todd Nichols, "John D" and Bel (Andy).
Titus and Merritt and Mokhoff and Clarke: EE Times and its readers all bear your mark
No list is complete sans Yoshida and Kane, Max Maxfield, Dave York, and a Blodgett named Wayne
Ain't easy with names like Khaled and Ravneet to pen a long poem, keep pace with the beat.
Consider Prahbakar (Deosthali), Divakar (M.P.), Ekekwe, Przemek, and our friend Klosowski.
I reach (but at this point I just must make do) to pair Gupta and Modi (first names Himanshu).
We've had Bandits and Fords and Danish and Bibles…writing millions of words with nary a libel.
Iniewski, Tomporowski, Kilzer and Tran, Jim Mullen, Don Bertke, and Jonathan Chan.
Joe Ott, Phil Ouellette, Don Swaab all on deck (reminder to self to look in on gift checks).
On Bandel and Dancer (Michael and Norm), Dale Stevens, Brad Eckert, all in fine form.
On Mittag and Wang and Dudley and Mosch, Drumeller, Williams and Sheyer by gosh.
Quite a Dare (here's to Gary), Deepak Goyal, Ken Wada; fair to say that without you we'd add up to nada. Dirnberger, Lacovara all in due time (Note to Bob: tried my best, found no elegant rhyme)
Rosenthal, Acharya, Ashby and Marley -- we're nearing the end or really now are we?
Brad Wood, Mike Peralta, Karl Stevens, Bob Virkus, Bob Beckett, Brian Bailey, A. Martin-de-Nicholas.
To Karen (my boss) you gave me this role, can't thank you enough; it's been good for the soul.
To Ms. Price, I give thanks--many (beaucoup)--for fabulous work and fantastic beef stew
To Lifers (EE): You make the world better, and in that we're all your humble'st debtors.
I hoist a huge stein of bracing good cheer and wish you all a prosp'rous New Year.
I've done these off and on for 25 years (my old man, educated in a different era, new the first lines of hundreds of poems). This was the most challenging because of our incredibly diverse readers! It's great way to spend the holidays!