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Japanese Microsoft Error Messages

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ChevyHuny, May 20, 2002.

  1. ChevyHuny

    ChevyHuny 1/2 ton status

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    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 17 syllables; 5 syllables in the first, 7 in
    the
    second, 5 in the third. They are used to communicate a timeless message
    often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme
    brevity. Here are 16 actual error messages from Japan.

    Below, the essence of Zen:



    Your file was so 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.



    ------------------------------------------------



    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.



    ---------------------------------------------------



    First snow, then silence.

    This thousand-dollar screen dies

    So beautifully.



    ---------------------------------------------------



    With searching comes loss

    And the presence of absence:

    "My Novel" not found.



    --------------------------------------------------



    The Tao that is seen

    Is not the true Tao- until

    You bring fresh toner.



    --------------------------------------------------



    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.



    ---------------------------------------------------



    Serious error.

    All shortcuts have disappeared.

    Screen. Mind. Both are blank.



    Isn't that better than "your computer has performed an illegal
    operation?"
     
  2. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    I would say thats damn funnie, but I'm too tired to smile so maybe later. Good stuff though.
     

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