Haiku Error Messages When Your Computer Fails

  1. 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 16 actual 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.
    The Window closes.
    Nothing will open it now.
    Everything lost.

    i dont know if they really do this in Japan, just got in the email
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The browser that comes with BeOS uses haiku error messages. It has some of those, and others like

    Not a pretty sight
    When the web dies screaming loud
    The site is not found.

    Morning and sorrow
    404 not with us now
    Lost to paradise.

    The dream is shattered
    The web site cannot be found
    Inside the spring rain.

    Click exciting link
    Gossamer threads hold you back
    404 not found.

    Aborted effort:
    The site, passed this veil of tears.
    You ask way too much.

    Site slips through fingers
    Pulse pounding hard and frantic
    Vanishing like mist.

    The web site you seek
    Lies beyond our perception
    But others await.

    Emptyness of soul
    Forever aching blackness:
    "Blah.com not found."

    Rather than a beep
    Or a rude error message,
    These words: 'Site not found.'

    Something you entered
    Transcended parameters.
    The site is unknown.

    Won't you please observe
    A brief moment of silence
    For the dead server?

    Cables have been cut
    Southwest of Northeast somewhere
    We are not amused.

    Site is silent, yes
    No voices can be heard now
    The cows roll their eyes.

    To have no errors
    Would be life without meaning
    No struggle, no joy

    Errors have occurred.
    We won't tell you where or why.
    Lazy programmers.

    Server's poor response
    Not quick enough for browser.
    Timed out, plum blossom.

    Login incorrect.
    Only perfect spellers may
    Enter the system.

    The code was willing
    It considered your request,
    But the chips were weak.


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