[sem-comp] FW:

  • From: "Crowden, Donna (ITD)" <Donna.Crowden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'new group e'" <sem-comp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 15:36:23 +0100



                Donna Crowden 
                MAFF - ITD (A) B 
                Room A911, Guild HQ 
                GTN. 1453  Ext. 3450 
                Tel: 01483 403450 

-----Original Message-----
From: Hunt, Matt (ITD) 
Sent: 24 July 2001 15:32
To: Barwell, Clive (ITD); Carton, Alan (ITD); Taylor, Matthew (ITD); Soule,
Katrina (ITD); Crowden, Donna (ITD)
Subject: FW: 

Some programmers in Japan have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful 
Error messages with Haiku poems. 

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 

Haikus are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a 
yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity - the essence of 

Here are the new error messages, haiku-style: 

Your file was so big. 
It might be very useful. 
But now it is gone. 

The website 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: 
"My Novel" 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. 

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