In Japan, they've replaced the impersonal and unhelpful computer error messages with Haiku poetry messages. They're used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity. Here are 13 actual error messages from Japan:
Haiku Error Messages:
1. The Web site you seek / Cannot be located, but / Countless more exist.
2. Chaos reigns within. / Reflect, repent, and reboot. / Order shall return.
3. Program aborting: / Close all that you have worked on. / You ask far too much.
4. Windows has crashed. / I am the Blue Screen of Death. / No one hears your screams.
5. Yesterday it worked. / Today it is not working. / Windows is like that.
6. Your file was so big. / It might be very useful. / But now it is gone.
7. Stay the patient course. / Of little worth is your ire. / The network is down.
8. A crash reduces / Your expensive computer / To a simple stone.
9. Three things are certain: / Death, taxes and lost data. / Guess which has occurred.
10. You step in the stream, / But the water has moved on. / This page is not here.
11. Out of memory. / We wish to hold the whole sky, / But we never will.
12. Having been erased, / The document you're seeking / Must now be retyped.
13. Serious error. / All shortcuts have disappeared. / Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
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