Better Error Messages - Haiku poetry

In Japan, they have apparently replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry. With their strict construction rules (each poem has only 17 syllables: 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second, 5 in the third), Haikus are used to communicate timeless messages, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity.
  • 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.

[ Author Unknown -- from 'keepAhead' ( ]


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