Ode to SOC1

A System OC1, commonly called a SOC1, is a fatal error on an IBM MVS Mainframe.  When I started testing Geneva at the time on it, it was a common result for an unstable system.  Within the first few weeks of work, I wrote this poem.


While performing my testing one day
In the consistent and usual way
I viewed my results, expecting some fun
But instead I found I had a Soc 1

I called up Jay, he said "NOT!"
And then Doug replied "So what?"
I yanked on my hair till the set of the sun
Then said to myself "I think the Soc won."

KMT 8/19/93

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