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The "Open webOS on my TouchPad" Haiku Contest Finalists!

by Derek Kessler Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:02 pm EDT


Therapy venting
More than four hundred entries
Finalists; your vote

You all rock. With well more than four hundred entries it took us a while to sort through and find the best poems submitted for our "Open webOS on my TouchPad" Haiku Contest. But we did it, and we picked out ten to stand as finalists up for your vote. The top vote getter, traditionally known as the 'winner', will receive the non-webOS gadget of their choice, as a form of spiteful protest against HP's decision not to support the existing webOS userbase with Open webOS.

So head on past the break to check out the finalists and cast your ballot for the "Open webOS on my TouchPad" Haiku Contest!

The Finalists

Is it only me
Or does open source feel more
Like an open sore

Leaves turn brown and fall
Bury mounds of dark touchpads
Shroud dreams of users

Give us new hardware
Open webOS comes soon
Now "Make it Matter"

Define irony:
HP's tablet runs Android,
But not webOS

Who cares what hardware
Open webOS runs on
as long as it runs

"Make it Matter," huh?
Without some nice new hardware,
It won't matter much.

Loyal fans cry out
HP dealt us the wrong cards
We want webOS

HP, you are mad?
WebOS, a unique card
Rashly swiped away

I try to write a
cheerful haiku with my Pre
each one comes out sad

The Palm of your hand,
Corporate decisions flawed,
Internals save us.

The Vote

Voting will be open until midnight Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 15.

Thanks to everybody that entered! You're all awesome!