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asleep at mal 9/09
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Error Messages In Japan (not sure if it's true, but it is amusing) 
11/15/01 10:24
asleep at mal 9/09
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 three lines, 17 syllables: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third. Haikus are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning, and powerful insight through extreme brevity.

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Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
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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.
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Program aborting:
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.
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Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
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First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
So beautifully.
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With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.
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The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao-until
You bring fresh toner.
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Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.
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A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.
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You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
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Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.
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Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
Comments 
11/16/01 5:39 (UTC) - ROFLMAO
IT SO FITS WITH THE MENTALITY!!! LOL!!!
(Tee hee, they apologize for the bus jolting, here. . . giggle*)
(Honestly, I couldn't tell you what the error messages are. . . I'm currently thanking those computer guys back in the early 90's who won out the icon vs. text war. . .it's the only way I know how to navigate the PCs at school. Everything else is in bloody kanji!)