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Old 02-24-2003, 11:18 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
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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

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
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Windows 95, Lycoris desktopLX
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Even though I have seen this before I really giggled.
Even more so I am fiddling Linux!


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