Computer Error Haikus

Computer Error Haikus

From the vaults of the web: here’s a retrospective look at a creative alternative to automated 404 messages, in the form of poetic “computer error Haikus.” The short Haiku poems were created for Sony’s 1998 Vaio PCs.

Computer Error Haikus

 A file that big?
 It might be very useful.
 But now it is gone.
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 Yesterday it worked
 Today it is not working
 Windows is like that
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 Stay the patient course
 Of little worth is your ire
 The network is down
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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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 Rather than a beep
 Or a rude error message,
 These words: "File not found."
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 Serious error.
 All shortcuts have disappeared.
 Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
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 The Web site you seek
 cannot be located but
 endless others exist
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 Chaos reigns within.
 Reflect, repent, and reboot.
 Order shall return.
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 ABORTED effort:
 Close all that you have.
 You ask way too much.
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 First snow, then silence.
 This thousand dollar screen dies
 so beautifully.
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 With searching comes loss
 and the presence of absence:
 "My Novel" not found.
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 The Tao that is seen
 Is not the true Tao, until
 You bring fresh toner.
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 Windows NT crashed.
 I am the Blue Screen of Death.
 No one hears your screams.
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 A crash reduces
 your expensive computer
 to a simple stone.
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 Error messages
 cannot completely convey.
 We now know shared loss.


-- Anonymous Author
 

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I'm a graphic designer, animator and app developer from London, UK. My interests include graphic design, tech, gaming, apps, film, comics and travel. I enjoy travelling and working as a Digital Nomad.

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