Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Computer Error Messages - in Haiku

My friend Jim sent this -
Via e-mail: haiku-based
error messages.

I'll keep these in mind.
Perfect reason to get drunk
Off some good sake.

* * * * *

Your file was so big.

It might be very useful.

But now it is gone.


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.


First snow, then silence.

This thousand-dollar screen dies

So beautifully.


With searching comes loss

And the presence of absence.

"Your file" [is] not found.


The Tao that is seen

Is not the true Tao - until

You bring fresh toner.


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.


Broadsheet said...

So very funny
Your Haiku make me laugh very much
I've had too much wine

John said...

Very important
Not to drink-and-write; yours has
nineteen syllables!