August 2, 2003

Screen. Mind. Both are blank ...

In Japan, they've replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft
error messages with Haiku poetry messages. Haiku poetry has strict
construction rules. Each poem has only 3 lines and a total of 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.

You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
Your file was big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
The Web site 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.
Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

Posted by John Weidner at August 2, 2003 5:03 PM
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