Unix! An O/S, a philosophy,
Worn path through a circuitous labyrinth-
Rebutting myths of intricate beauty-
A time-tested well crannied monolith.
Though it has been re-imagined often,
Its fundamental abstractions live on:
Modularity via <STDIN>,
Piping, flat file based configuration ...
Isn't the source of each utility
An affirmation of composition?
An ode to virtuous parsimony?
Connoted tenets; presuppositions?
Unix: Write programs to work together,
[Write] programs that do one thing and do it well!