Haiku for Windows

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_Hat tip for “Zagula”:http://zagula.com on this one_
In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages. They’re used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity.
Here are 16 actual error messages from Japan:

The Web site you seek
Cannot be located, but
Countless more exist.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
Program aborting:
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.
Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.
Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.
A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.
Three things are certain:
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.
Having been erased,
The document you’re seeking
Must now be retyped.
Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

Now…………. Isn’t that better than “Your computer has performed an illegal operation?”

One Reply to “Haiku for Windows”

  1. Haiku error messages
    Tong Family Blog: Haiku for Windows — I saw these years ago and they cracked me up then. May be apocryphal but still hilarious. My favorite: Your file was so big. It might be very useful. But now it is…

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