02/25/13 Grif.Net – The Art of Error

02/25/13 Grif.Net – The Art of Error

THE ZEN OF COMPUTERS

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 three lines, 17 syllables: five syllables in the
first line, seven in the second, five in the third.

Haiku is used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful,
yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity — the essence of Zen.
(Tried to credit author/contributor.)

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

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

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

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

ABORTED effort:
Close all that you have.
You ask way too much.
— Mike Hagler

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.
— Margaret Segall

First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
so beautifully.
— Simon Firth

The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao, until
You bring fresh toner.
— Bill Torcaso

A crash reduces
your expensive computer
to a simple stone.
— James Lopez

Three things are certain:
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
— David Dixon

You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
— Cass Whittington

I am the master.
You have nowhere to run to.
Microsoft can’t die.

~~
Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”