The Aussie Fieldbus
This was written on April 28, 2003 for my friend Dick Morley, who was speaking
at the INDCOMM Conference in Melbourne, Australia, April 30 & May 1, 2003.
It describes the wonderful, new Aussiebus, which connected to just about
every other network in the world. Except....
The Aussie FieldbusBy : Jim Pinto
28 April, 2003
Half way round the world I flew, braving jet lag, Chinese flu
To every network, none rejected, something never seen before
It was invented here down-under, flash of brilliance, lightning, thunder
The other specs soon cast asunder, this Aussiebus was all aglow!
"How can this ever be?" I stuttered, "I can’t believe this any more!
It cannot be, or can it though?"
I couldn't understand how it could be, it was right there at the show
All the networks now were linked, Ethernet, Fieldbus joined and shrinked
Bluetooth, LON, they all were sync’d, right there in Melbourne on the floor
"This can’t really be!" I uttered, sitting down to see some more
And I was shaken to the core
"G’day mate!" arm 'round a shoulder, "Your forgiveness I implore!
This Aussiebus is really something? An open network common chum thing?
An all together they have come thing? Please, please will you tell me more?"
With amazement my heart fluttered, this Aussiebus just stole the show!
They finally had something more!
Doubting, shouting, hoping, cheering, dreaming dreams ne’er dreamed before!
But then the spell was really broken, and the truth was clearly spoken
'Cause then quite simply I awoken, right there at the Indcomm show
My dream just fizzled out and sputtered, and I wandered sadly off the floor
'Twas just a dream and nothing more
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