by Rory Turnbull

A human need ensures that we shall leer
At Fortune’s favours, others’ joys unreal;
And yet, when others too begin to jeer
At our denuded privacy, we feel
The need to curse, to curse computers then.
We mourn how emails pester us until
Our fingers always fix themselves again
Upon our phones, and send more emails still.
Suppose, therefore, that all of this were banned.
Without it all, what then would we become?
An instrument incapable, a hand
That’s maimed, that lacks its fingers, lacks its thumb.
Thus, see in this the clear absurdity:
Life’s needed nuisance, digitality.


The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford. Written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff, new issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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