Error Messages

Courtesy of David R.

When Sony announced its own computer operating system available on its first Vaio notebook PC they decided to replace the cryptic error messages characteristic of Windows with error messages in Japanese haiku poetry:

  • A file that big?
  • It might be very useful.
  • But now it is gone.
  • The Web site you seek
  • Can not be located but
  • Countless more exist
  • Chaos reigns within.
  • Reflect, repent, and reboot.
  • Order shall return.
  • ABORTED effort:
  • Close all that you have worked on.
  • You ask way too much.
  • 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.
  • Windows NT crashed.
  • I am the Blue Screen of Death.
  • No one hears your screams.
  • 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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