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Computer Haiku
Zen for the Digital Age

These are floating around the internet. I don't know who to credit them to. They are tongue-in-cheek examples of what Windows error messages might look like if they were written in Haiku.  Haiku is my favorite style of poetry, and I enjoyed these so much that I was inspired to add a few of my own at the bottom...

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

The Website you seek
Cannot be located, but
Countless more exist.

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

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

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

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.

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

And a few of my own from the programmer/MIS manager point of view...

The system is up
Right now, you are a hero
Until the next bug

Can't be the software
Must be a hardware problem
With Windows, who knows?

The email is down.
Storm clouds are gathering and
You're a lightning rod.