Ode to LD003
by Alan Alexander-Manifold
13 July 1990
Before I start my modest ode
I'll say that LD3's the code
Provided by our friends at NOTIS
To create the smart barcodes.
I fought that program long and mightily
For several weeks, daily and nightily.
I think the program finally worked
Although it still was somewhat quirked.
Oh, well, enough of explanations;
I fear I've overtried your patienz.
I hope that I shall never see
A barcode that's as dumb as me...
NO, WAIT! Let's try that again!
I hope that I shall never spy
A barcode that's as smart as I;
I hope I never more will see
A program dumb as LD3!