A poem about standards

To help me wrap up my time at the ODI I asked the team for suggestions for things I could add to my list of handover documentation.

Amongst the suggestions that came back was: “Maybe also a poem about why standards are the best thing on Earth?”

So, with a nod to the meme and apologies to William Carlos Williams. I wrote this:

I have tidied
the data
in your

those numbers
you were
to share

Forgive me
they were so messy
but now standard
and FAIR

Close enough I think šŸ™‚