Friday, November 2, 2012

Computer Haiku

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 3 lines & 17 syllables ( 5 in first, 7 in second & 5 in third line). Haiku is used to communicate a timeless message often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity. 


First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
so beautifully. 

Three things are certain:
death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.

A file that big?
It might be very useful,
but now it is gone.

Windows XP crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

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

ABORTED effort
Close all that you have.
You ask way too much.

The Website you seek
cannot be located but
endless others exist.

A crash reduces 
your expensive computer
to a simple stone.

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

Seeing my great fault
Through darkening blue windows
I begin again.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that. 

Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared. 
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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