I Wanna Be a Webmaster

© 1996 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-sa

Some of the numbers are a bit dated, but it's amazing how little has changed in the last 10 years. That should be www.mydotsite.net, by the way.

Lyrics [pdf]

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  Oh give me  home page  where  web browsers roam
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  And  the  spiders and search  eng ines  play
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  Where my words can  be  seen up on  everyone's screen
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And I'll  be the Cool  Site  of  the  Day.
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  Oh I wanna be a  web mast er, I  wanna  use HTT P
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In the  World Wide Web there'll  be no  one as  wond erf ul  as  me
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My  page will be the  Cool  Site  of the day  you just can bet
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At WW W-dot- myD otS ite-d ot-n et
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Well, I  found a site pro vid er and I  wrote HTM L
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And I  made a thousand  links to sites that  I can't even  spell.
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With a  CGI hit  count er that has  four  whole  lines  of code,
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And a  three-D rendered  background that takes  half  an  hour  to  load.
refrain -- the week
Well I bought myself a Macintosh and Windows 95
Page Mill and Netscape Server and a 4.2-Gig drive;
My programs all have objects and my processors have RISCs
And my software's backed up on about five hundred floppy disks.
refrain -- the month
Now I have a Cisco router and a satellite link dish
And a realtime Ricoh camera taking pictures of my fish
And an RC autogyro I'll be taking for a whirl
Just as soon as I can figure out how to program it in PERL.
refrain -- the year
I'll be raking in the Digicash and Cyberbucks galore
When a World Wide Web of customers comes browsing to my door
I'll sell them cups of Java and instant iced N-T
In recycled plastic mugs that have a photograph of me.
refrain -- all time
Oh give me a home where the web browsers roam
I'll be staking my cyberspace claim
To a place in the sun for fast money and fun
And my own 15 minutes of fame.