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Computer Haiku

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  1. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    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 17 Syllables - 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the Third.

    They are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning, and powerful insight through extreme brevity.

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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 may return.

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    Program aborting

    Close all that you have worked on.

    You ask for 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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    Your file was so big.

    It might be very useful.

    But now it is gone.



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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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    I ate your Web page.

    Forgive me; it was tasty

    And tart on my tongue.
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few more examples of Senryu.

    Neil
     
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