Haiku Error Messages

In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft
error messages with Haiku poetry messages.  Haiku Poetry has strict
construction rules: Each poem has only 17 Syllables - 5 syllables in
the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the Third.  They are used to
communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning,
and powerful insight through extreme brevity.  Here are some actual
error  messages From Japan.  Aren't these better than "your computer has
performed an illegal operation?"


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.


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.


I ate your Web page.
Forgive me; it was tasty
And tart on my tongue

cathymoore's picture

This one was so wonderful.

Sure wish I could get these messages instead of the usual ones....then I would just laugh instead of wanting to throw my computer out the window!!! (Actually, my usual response is to believe that I can fix it- sometimes I'm right-many times I'm wrong!)

I will pass this one on to my family and friends!!!

Much respect...........Cathy

Thanks Andrey,

That is such a cool way of looking at things and so much better than the microsoft version...

With love


rovin's picture

Dear Andrey I notice from my superior advantage of being an OSX user, my Mac wont help me to change my wet pants, as one, Rob.

maryc's picture

Laughter helps ease the pain of error messages. Love,Mary

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andrey's picture

Hey Rob, I'm on OSX too :-)

That was very fun.

Short, funny ways to express.

I liked it alot.



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