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Japanese Haiku Computer Error Messages
03/08/2003 11:12 a.m.

I found this e-mail message from a friend rather cute, and so I thought I'd share with my friends here at Pathetic.org:

In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft

error messages with Haiku poetry messages. Here are 16 actual error messages from Japan,

approaching the essence of Zen:

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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Yesterday it worked.

Today it is not working.

Windows is like that.

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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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Three things are certain:

Death, taxes and lost data.

Guess which has occurred.

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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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Having been erased

The document you're seeking

Must now be retyped.

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Serious error.

All shortcuts have disappeared.

Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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Now, isn't that better than, "Your computer has performed an illegal operation?"


I am currently O.K.

Member Comments on this Entry
Posted by J. P. Davies on 05/06/04 at 05:18 PM

One of my own...

Cannot find... "Windows" please check Recycle Bin now Control, Alt, Delete

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Posted by J. P. Davies on 05/06/04 at 05:19 PM

Cannot find... "Windows"
please check Recycle Bin now
Control, Alt, Delete

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