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    Microsoft Haiku (in reverence for Barry's disk crash)

    Japan's Joyful Error Messages


    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. Enjoy...


    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
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    Re: Microsoft Haiku (in reverence for Barry's disk crash)

    In response to Enigmaha's enchanting Haikus

    I Love IT!
    Why not use this delightful, and (mostly) artful form of verbal expression to touch on the mundane, thus garnishing it with a modicum of elegance & classicism?
    With absolutely no intention to offend anyone.
    Herewith a pair of irreverent tankas:

    endless tankas post
    upon these wacco pages
    insidious notes
    leaving us hungering for
    new tastes of verbal sushi


    Thirteen hundred years
    poets of integrity
    striving to compose
    artful Nipponese wisdom
    thirty-one syllables long
    Quote enigmaha wrote: View Post
    Japan's Joyful Error Messages


    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. Enjoy...


    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
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