Haiku Error Messages

  1. In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry. They use extreme brevity to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight.

    Here are 16 Haiku error messages from Japan:

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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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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   RadRN2
    :roll :roll :roll


    Love it!
  4. by   Stargazer
    I have a weird, secret love for funny haiku. Thanks, Linda.
  5. by   frannybee
    Cheers Linda, that raised a smile even on my tired face
  6. by   PennyLane



    loved it, thanks!
  7. by   donmurray
    That was really cool
    Why not start a haiku thread?
    We can all join in.
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    Log on to this site
    You'll stay a long long time here
    Are you addicted?
  9. by   donmurray
    Paint a word picture
    In seventeen syllables
    Five-seven-five form.
  10. by   bagladyrn
    Late night amusement
    Many hours of time wasted
    Allnurses (dot) com
  11. by   J-RN student
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle
  12. by   karenG
    have sent this to all my friends--- too funny!!

    Karen

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