mercredi 20 juin 2012

Haiku Error Messages

"Salon, the online magazine where the digerati meet the literati, held a contest in early 1998 to poke fun at the soullessness of on-screen language."
-- Sin and Syntax, by Constance Hale

Here are some of the entries.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.
(Margaret Segall)

The code was willing,
It considered your request,
But the chips were weak.
(Barry L. Brumitt)

A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
(David J. Liszewski)

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
(Suzie Wagner)

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
(Peter Rothman)

Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire:
The network is down.
(David Ansel)

A crash reduces
your expensive computer
to a simple stone.
(James Lopez)

Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
(David Dixon)

You step in the stream,
but the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
(Cass Whittington)

Having been erased,
The document you're seeking
Must now be retyped.
(Judy Birmingham)

Everything is gone;
Your life's work has been destroyed.
Squeeze trigger (yes/no)?
(David Carlson)

Printer not ready.
Could be a fatal error.
Have a pen handy?
(Pat Davis)

Login incorrect.
Only perfect spellers may
enter this system.
(Jason Axley)

This site has been moved.
We'd tell you where, but then we'd
have to delete you.
(Charles Matthews)

To have no errors
Would be life without meaning
No struggle, no joy
(Brian M. Porter)

Hal, open the file
Hal, open the damn file, Hal
open the, please Hal
(Jennifer Jo Lane)

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