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Microsoft Haiku

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Sep 27 2001 - 20:11:08 PDT


IThought this was appropriate since we have had so many microsoft questions
and
computer questons in general.

<< In Japan, on their computers 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.
 
 ---------------------------------------
 Your file was so big.
 It might be very useful.
 But now it is gone.
 ---------------------------------------
 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 has now 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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In Japan, on their computers 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.

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