Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Haiku errors

One from the archives today!

The Japanese have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with their own Japanese haiku poetry, each only 17 syllables, 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, five in the third...

A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

The Web site you seek
Can not be located but
Countless more exist.

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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.

First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
So beautifully.

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.

Small note: Hmmm!


Derby Sceptic said...

I like it - the working day would be so much more amusing if we had these instead of the standard messages - you could even cope with the odd disaster if put so nicely!


Where is the fifth syllable in "a file that big?" Or do you blow a raspberry to indicate the question mark?

Yours, persnickety word person ;)

(Do love those, by the way)

Plasma Engineer said...

What was the title of the post? Bearing that in mind, how could you complain when one of them contains an error? :))

Good point though. What should we use? Massive? Weighty?