Arts on Mobile Industry Review: An Ode to Barcelona

Well now, the MIR readers are a creative, cultured and educated bunch. I’ve proof!

We’ve got our third poem submission in two days about the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. This submission is from Bob at super-mobile-search service, Taptu.

Over to Bob…

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Ode to Barcelona

Another year at MWC Barcelona has passed
The GSM-A annual blast
50,000 suits and smart phones
3000 vendors and sales drones

Added value this year from Spain:
Day 1 with torrential rain
But hey! we’re in the halls
Touchscreens adorning all walls

A theme this year to share?
Well 3 really to be fair
Touchscreens, apps and 4G
A mobile data orgy

Touchscreens, the new black
Everywhere, from all the pack
With whistles, bells and maps
Widgets, colours and apps

Come develop to our platform, do!
Our apps number too few
But Apple are the choice for most
Developers know the rest are toast

Except that this, big G
Giving Nexus Ones out for free
It spread on Twitter and Digg
Android is the alternative gig

That leaves Carriers to carry
And 4G they are forced to marry
Or face the eternal hells
Of data-crazed clogged cells

So LTE this time had bite
Very evident in China’s might
Broadband for all they say
But can data make it pay?

And Windows Phone 7 got aired
Bing search not bundled but paired
A good looker from ear to ear
But not available till later this year

And what of Taptu? you say
Well touch has cometh the day
And data capacity does matter
Judging by the show patter

Touch-friendly search may be all new
and the touch-friendly web known to few
But the issues they address are hot
And MWC is hitting the spot

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Fantastic, Bob! Thanks for sending it!

You can view the other poems we published yesterday here and here. And if you’d like to get your poem out to the mobile industry’s finest cultural minds, send it over (

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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