In Japan, it’s rumored, they’ve replaced the impersonal and unhelpful computer Error Messages with Haiku poetry.

Haiku poetry has strict construction rules. Each poem has three lines and 17 syllables: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third.

Haikus are used to communicate a timeless message often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity — the essence of Zen.

  1. A crash reduces
    Your expensive computer
    To a simple stone.

  2. The Web site you seek
    Cannot be located but
    Countless more exist.

  3. A thousand flower petals
    Writher in the wind —
    Disk C: not found.

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

  5. With searching comes loss
    And the presence of absence:
    Your novel not found.

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

  7. Login incorrect.
    Only perfect spellers may
    Enter this system.

  8. Having been erased,
    The document you’re seeking
    Must now be retyped.

  9. Program aborting:
    Close all that you have opened.
    You ask far too much.

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

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