Here are a
few things to leave you with. Rumor hath it that Sony is introducing
new error messages to the world. No more "Error message #
4456&l##lhbbs60000". Sony recommends these haiku-messages instead.
In case your Haiku skills are a bit rusty, these are three-line
Japanese poems; they don't rhyme, either in English or in Japanese, but
are beautiful sayings about scenery, art, or some lovely
thought. Haiku have a rigidly controlled stress pattern and line
length. The first line has five syllable parts the second line
has seven syllable parts the third and last line has five
syllable parts and completes the thought.
So here are Sony's
contributions for the next-generation computer errormessage. We leave
these with you as a final lingering e-thought. May these poems assist
you through your e-day, especially when you experience your next
was that big?
It might have been quite useful.
But now it is
You seek a
It cannot be located.
Stop, reflect, and reboot.
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask way too
Today it is not working
Windows are like
This thousand dollar screen dies
searching comes loss.
The presence of absence.
that is seen
Is not the true Tao
Until you bring fresh
The Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your
Anger will gain you nothing.
The network is
Your expensive computer
To a simple
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has
in the stream
But the water has moved on.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never
The document you are seeking
Must now be
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are
Nobody appreciates a
machine-crash, but as error messages go . . .
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