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The Dropbox Poets Society - Part 1


Published 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.