LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
linuxfond
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 475

Rep: Reputation: 30
Thumbs up Poetry to Microsoft


I got this message from a friend, and I could not resist to post it here:

In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages. As you know, a Haiku has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the third. They are used to communicate a timeless message. Here are some Haiku error messages from
Japan:


1. The Web site you seek
cannot be located.
Countless more exist.

2. Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

3. Program aborting.
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.

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

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

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

7. Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.

8. A crash reduces
your expensive computer
to a simple stone.

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

10. You step in the stream,
but the water has moved on.
This page is not here.

11. Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
but we never will.

12. Having been erased,
the document you're seeking
must now be retyped.

13. Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen, mind, both are blank.

Now, isn't that an improvement over "your computer has performed an illegal operation"?
 
Old 02-25-2003, 04:01 AM   #2
romcgill
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Windows 95, Lycoris desktopLX
Posts: 112

Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile

Even though I have seen this before I really giggled.
Even more so I am fiddling Linux!
Cheers
Rose
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
does any members in this forum like poetry or something that sounds "poetic" alred General 8 06-03-2005 01:07 PM
I'd like to see microsoft try this Zuggy General 15 11-03-2004 07:43 PM
what is Perl Poetry Competition ? indian General 1 08-14-2004 08:19 AM
Attempting perl poetry chr15t0 Programming 4 10-17-2003 12:15 AM
Microsoft released Longhorn to the public, well not exactly Microsoft did but .... neo77777 General 4 03-06-2003 01:57 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration