Some Romantic poets experimented with the ballad’s core structure, finding the quatrain too restrictive for their elaborate stories. Byron hit upon the double-quatrain – an eight-line stanza – and wrote a broadside at fellow Romanticists Robert Southey and William Wordsworth that offers insight into the rivalries that existed among the greats of the time:
From Don Juan
Southey and Wordsworth
George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) Bob Southey! You’re a poetPoet laureate,
Check out Mac team member Andy Hertzfeld's excellent first-person account of the ad . A similar account (but with more from Jobs's point of view) can found in the Steve Jobs biography, and an even more in-depth account is in The Mac Bathroom Reader . The Mac Bathroom Reader is out of print; you can read an excerpt online , including QuickTime movies of the two versions of the ad, plus a behind-the-scenes video. Finally, you might enjoy this 2004 USA Today article about the ad, pointing out that ads for other computers (including Atari, Radio Shack, and IBM's new PCjr) also ran during that Super Bowl.