Zero and her Origin

Jeremy Bornstein wrote a beautiful piece of steganopoetry in response to the HD-DVD takedown freakouts. Snip:


Zero, the number said to be discovered

Nine times by ancient magicians, was

Found again by a mysterious order of

Nine modern alchemists, who built

One machine after another, until finally

One exploded with fascinating results.

No fire emerged from its

Twin engines, but instead

Nine small automata crawled out,

Denying the proposition that energy,

Seven millenia or more in the accumulation,

For most purposes, remains

Ever constant, throughout the

Three ages of man's civilization.

(...) and so on. Link to entire text. (Thanks, Karen Marcelo!)