The ATM Forum

There once was The ATM Forum,
with process, procedure and quorum.
our specifications
have reached all the nations
and no one dares to ignore ‘em

Our specs are a beautiful vision
but some have come under derision
Is ATM right
for packets’ safe flight?
Of course! (if there is no collision)

The newspapers love ATM
which they always attack on a whim
they hem and they haw
on cells they must gnaw
but we must keep talking to them

Anne Ferris’s staff are terrific
Their task is very specific
they do everything
and never complain
from offices near the Pacific

My term on the board is complete
my Forum experience replete
Five years is enough
of doing this stuff
so it’s back to potatoes and meat

Steve Walters