Computer woes

We had a few computer problems recently and a friend sent us this which we thought our readers might enjoy.

In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages. Haiku poetry has strict construction

rules: Each poem has only 17 syllables – 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the third. They are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning, and powerful insight through extreme brevity. Here are some actual error messages from Japan. Aren’t these better than “your computer has performed an illegal operation?”

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The Web site you seek

Cannot be located, but

Countless more exist.

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Chaos reigns within.

Reflect, repent, and reboot.

Order shall return.

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Program aborting

Close all that you have worked on.

You ask far too much.

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Windows NT crashed.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears your screams.

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Yesterday it worked.

Today it is not working.

Windows is like that.

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Your file was so big.

It might be very useful.

But now it is gone.

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Stay the patient course.

Of little worth is your ire.

The network is down.

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A crash reduces

Your expensive computer

To a simple stone.

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Three things are certain

Death, taxes and lost data.

Guess which has occurred.

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You step in the stream,

But the water has moved on.

This page is not here.

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Out of memory.

We wish to hold the whole sky,

But we never will.

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Having been erased,

The document you’re seeking

Must now be retyped.

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Serious error.

All shortcuts have disappeared.

Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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I ate your Web page.

Forgive me; it was tasty

And tart on my tongue

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One response to “Computer woes

  1. Those are pretty good.