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#54666 - 01/31/02 06:42 PM Japanese Error Messages in haiku !
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
I suspect you have seen these poems which a pal sent along to me .. but .. just in case here they are for a chuckle or three on a gray day.
Haiku :
In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful
Microsoft error messages with their own Japanese haiku poetry, each with only 17 syllables: five in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third:

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.

Aborted effort.
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.

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.

I ate your Web page.
Forgive me; it was tasty
And tart on my tongue

Our American messages seem so banal in contrast!

#54667 - 01/31/02 07:25 PM Re: Japanese Error Messages in haiku !
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
before times square was all gussied up, and turned into a suburban shopping mall, i had any number of theaters. as it was undergoing a change from honky tonk, and urban grit,(with a good deal of sex and violence added to them mix).. the theaters where closed..

to make the street seem less abandoned, people were encouraged to send in urban haiku's.
these were put up on the marques..

the one i remember...

With a florish,
the waitress rearrages the smears
on the table.

i am not good a haiku.. but i'd love to read any, anyone wants to add.

my other obsession

#54668 - 02/01/02 07:57 PM Re: Japanese Error Messages in haiku !
maverick Offline
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Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
The Server runs fast ~
Now we scatter lots more words:
Soon we'll slow back down!

#54669 - 02/01/02 10:20 PM Re: Japanese Error Messages in haiku !
Sparteye Offline

Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1773
The CD is scratched
Your boys cannot play their game
All is dark despair


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