Watching this one
Kind of reminded me
Of when I was a printer
and the printing press’s
I used to operate years ago.
On the one hand
You had the no frills German
Methodical, reliable and though cumbersome
It carried on clunking away all day
To eventually get a professional job done.
Every time you set this one up though
You thought: we need to change this soon
It’s slow, laborious and on it’s last legs
Any time soon
It could through age just stop functioning properly
and we’ll be in big trouble.
Then a new model (Algeria)
That was quick to set up
Ran a lot faster
Consequently got through more work
So the future looked prosperous for it and us.
Running alongside the older one
You saw the difference right away
Every part moved effortlessly
Through out, was less noisy,
and a lot more adaptable.
The only other difference was:
While the older one had a professional finish to it
The newer one didn’t.