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:


    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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  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!!