The Dropbox Poets Society – Part 1

Posted by Jon Ying on July 09, 2008

It began with one limerick.  The world would never be the same.

As some of you may know, we’ve released the alpha version of our Linux client to a small handful of people for testing.  Instead of just sticking to a conventional lottery, we decided to have a little fun with our second wave of invites.  Since Dropbox has been in existence, it has become apparent that many of our users are poetically talented.  It was time to put their skills to the test.  Here were the initial rules:

Write a haiku ( first line: 5 syllables, second line: 7, third line: 5) explaining why you deserve a chance to test the client before everyone else.

an example of a haiku:

angry linux hordes
bombard my e-mail box
like zombies on crack

creativity and odes to my dashing good looks score brownie points. good luck!

And here are a few of our favorites:

What’s that, linux man?
rsync got you down? that’s sad
I can has dropbox?
- Adam H.

Freedom from dual boot
Calls out to me from the cloud
Linux soon flies, too.
- David H.

The dropbox motto
is incredibly simple
die vile thumbdrive die
- Michael N.

Dropbox I want you!
Together we will run free
Probably too late

I am not too proud
to beg, grovel, cry and sob
please, please, please, please, please
- Craig B. (A late entry)

in lolspeak:
i no has dropbox
but teh lolrus he has it
please to let me has?

dropbox on linux
awesomeness beyond belief
Snuffleupagus
- Patrick W.

We even had a few more international haikus:

Guck mal! Dropbox kommt!
Die Zukunft ist schon fast hier
Ich sag’ “Willkommen!”
- David H.

And an entirely legit one from a Japanese user to boot:

Li-na-ku-su-no
Ho-ru-da-ni-ki-e-yu-ku
de-e-ta-ka-na
- Ken N.

Our CEO Drew, joined the fray…

Dropboxed penguins cheer
It’s just an apt-get away
What’s the URL?
- Drew H.

And finally, my personal favorite

Jon Y’s face is an
image of pure physical
perfection – ‘nuf said.
- Matthew W.

I’d like to thank all of our users for participating– all of us here at the office had a blast reading your entries and I’m sure you had some fun making them too.  In case you still haven’t gotten your fill of haikuey goodness, Samsung just happened to have a haiku contest on the same exact day we held ours.  It’s okay Samsung, imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and I’ll let it slide this time.  Keep in mind, though, that I won’t be so forgiving the next time around.

But now for the reason you’re all here:  Invites!  Anyways, keep your eyes peeled for the next time we publish more stunning gems of Dropbox poetry.

‘Til next time.

69 Comments to The Dropbox Poets Society – Part 1

sasb
July 9, 2008

I did not know that
there was a dropbox haiku
contest, I want in

Please :)
(EDIT: I already have an account on Dropbox, using it with my family and friends but I would kill for a Linux version :) )

Luís
July 9, 2008

Yeah, neither did I

My Linux box is sobbing

wants its data safe!

:-)

uber0ne
July 10, 2008

Dang the second I noticed this feed I came here and the invites are already gone?

Ted Sbardella
July 10, 2008

It is not fair this,

lateness unawareness speaks

Volumes about fate

andres
July 10, 2008

Hi I can´t get the download to activate… I´ve received an invitation

rd1024
July 10, 2008

A linux client

to sync my files across my

boxes, let me join!

(pretty please!)

Claire
July 10, 2008

I would like to test it, is it possible? Thanks ;)

Echuu
July 10, 2008

GRRR not again, even set up an rss feed to try to get an invite. Fack it!

marieking
July 11, 2008

Here's another haiku:

Got holiday reel.

Whole family is waiting

For vacation bling.

Marie

Dix-Huit
July 11, 2008

Yeah that's really great.

Now, can I have an invite please?

mjlange
July 11, 2008

Drop Windows PC in a box

Drop kick that box

Unbox new Mac

My 2 cents

Dr Boo
July 12, 2008

My entry is below:

Dropbox please have me,

I need data on the hop,

With my new laptop.

It's a true story…. Enjoy

xgirl30
July 12, 2008

Is it too late to enter a Haiku?

Two websites

run on multiple computers and drives

secure storage needed

MASA
July 15, 2008

Why am I not here?

MagicYoyo
July 15, 2008

I tried so many

of these sync ans backup softs

Drop Box, set me free !

ChunkyG2008
July 15, 2008

Too good to be true?

I download to my PC

Dropbox does not work

crafty184
July 16, 2008

Any invites to be had?

Just checking..

Thanks…

richardreeve
July 16, 2008

Hmm, only just heard of this today, but in case it's not too late:

unison freed me

of schemes too poor or complex

but you offer more

Patrick
July 17, 2008

Solar prestige a gammon

Kool kar kyrie kay salmon

Hair ring molassis abounding

Common lap kitch sardin a poor floundin

I guess that's not what you're looking for right?

Colum
July 18, 2008

Hard Drives will di e

a long with all data

but dropbox will not

Colum
July 18, 2008

Hard Drives will di e

a long with all your data

but dropbox will not

(forgot the your…)

Carlos
July 18, 2008

Will Linux version

Have command line interface

or can I use curl?

Scott
July 21, 2008

Hurry up already

I am tired of waiting

and don't count syllables

bjcarne
July 26, 2008

At end of the day,

when dropbox comes out to play,

my linux says YAY!!!!

ringo
July 27, 2008

thank you!!

tec
July 28, 2008

I have an invite

can't use it on linux though

where is the download?

Dru
July 28, 2008

thanks, it's cool!

DrusilaLecter
July 28, 2008

thanks, it´s cool!

UrcH
July 28, 2008

Can't Find My HomeWork!

Which Computer Did I Type It?

Teach wont accept Late!

cyberhiker
July 28, 2008

Love Dropbox Idea

Wish you were public company

Buy Lots Stock

michael
July 29, 2008

mountains, vast beauty

creation awe, yet lacking

dropbox in linux

chriscross
July 30, 2008

A young man Jon Ying

Not a Prince, nor Duke, nor King

But on an upswing.

Kevin Cunningham
July 30, 2008

I uninstalled dropbox and now I can't reinstall it . I get dll errors while trying to. One reads “The specified module could not be found. LoadLibrary(pythondll) failed” as well as “PYTHON25.DLL” error.

Mathias Verraes
August 6, 2008

Ubuntu's so good

Only OS I will boot

Feel misunderstood

adam_dropbox
August 8, 2008

corporate slime balls

license deals, lock ins, and greed

give me linux please

liznedarierref
August 8, 2008

I've got the email from DropBox to create an account, but my Thunderbird deleted the message before I could create my account :(

What can I do? Can you guys resend my account for beta testing?

Kelly
August 8, 2008

Five Seven Five Oh!

So, you want a haiku poem?

I want my DropBox!

natanya4
August 13, 2008

Can I get an invite, please? thanks in advance

Alex Beamish
August 14, 2008

My stuff needs somewhere / I hope I get dropbox soon / Friday would be nice.

Jack Nerula
August 15, 2008

A Beta invite

Happiness overwhelming

No linux, crying

loren
August 18, 2008

while Dropbox sings its

'scuse me while I kiss the sky!

I whine, cry… account?

Scott Kellum
August 18, 2008

So, it has been weeks…

Where is the Linux client?

Qrees
August 18, 2008

wating for dropbox

makes my linux very sad

and furiously mad

(ok… I'm not good poet, but I'd like to test alpha version ;) )

emanaton
August 20, 2008

Greetings awesome dropbox team!

I've received an invite from a workmate of mine, but it appears from the blog that the linux app is only available for through this haiku contest, right? If not, where does one go to snag it? If so… well…

Linux lights the way

past the close source cathedral;

ubuntu is god.

… wow… is my preference showing through there just a tad?

boldox
August 20, 2008

I must write haiku

Pero hablo español

conchesumadre!

lolz :P

i have a beta account but i only use ubuntu… i hope this spanish-haiku works :D

Chris
August 22, 2008

Common you gotta let more invites out, i'm a legal student working on an openSUSE desktop and a Macbook Pro. I need to have a kick ass service like this that caters to linux. I will pay for it, i don't care!

Qrees
August 23, 2008

Anyway I could participate in alpha version of dropbox for Linux? I use mostly Linux, but I can't sue dropbox (my haiku is somewhere up).

I've been using svn also, but dropbox is better for some tasks and mush easier to use.

ken
August 29, 2008

whats going on here… no post on updates or anything in over 6 weeks…. look at your may 13 post…. “promise to communicate more frequently”

Over It
September 1, 2008

Getting a bit sick of trying to get in. Think I'll forget it and find another option. You guys are gonna blow it if you don't hurry up: competitors are springing up everywhere and are accepting new accounts!

Qrees
September 2, 2008

The problem is that there is no simmilar software available for Linux. There is avn, rsync etc. but all require much more time and don't work in background.

florent
September 3, 2008

Coming soon ?

month?

Price?

tim
September 4, 2008

JungleDisk? Don't think it has public sharing, but for an offsite net backup it's pretty good. Not free, but uses Amazon's S3 storage and prices are peanuts for small use (I pay about 15 cents a month I think!).

Qrees
September 4, 2008

Linux version is already available.

lapino
September 4, 2008

But it doesn't work if you don't have some kind of “special invitation” apparently. I guess that means some more waiting :(

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Tired of Waiting
September 8, 2008

This whole thing is getting pathetic… No news on the blog whatsoever, no replies on the comments, no invites… Seems pretty dead to me. Please let me know so I can save my time by finally stopping to check the website…

Qrees
September 9, 2008

Blog looks dead, but what do you need blog for when linux client is already available and there are news on forum everyday?

按时
September 13, 2008
Oil Paintings Reproductions
September 30, 2008

I wish I can write a haiku, I always find it so difficult …

I love the first one:

What’s that, linux man?

rsync got you down? that’s sad

I can has dropbox?

So great Adam H.!

dwighthines
October 10, 2008

How do I uninstall dropbox. There are some conflicts with my installing some other open source programs, so I need to uninstall all of dropbox.

dh

Please email me at dwighthines@bellsouth.net

dropbox
October 10, 2008

Disqus,

What distro do you have, and how did you install dropbox, package or source?

the Dropbox team

Jim
November 24, 2008

My data is a flowin'

Many a drop box showin'

My windows is a slowin'

Linux desire is growin'

Quad septuplet, beat that :P

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Muhammad Tsani A. Hakim
March 25, 2012

What’s that, linux man?
rsync got you down? that’s sad
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