Thursday, January 15, 2004

Windows Haiku

Many of you have seen this, but I thought it amusing enough for the second time to be worth posting...

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
-- Peter Rothman
A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
-- David J. Liszewski
The Web site you seek
Can not be located but
Countless more exist.
-- Joy Rothke
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
-- Suzie Wagner
ABORTED effort:
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask way too much.
-- Mike Hagler
Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.
-- Margaret Segall
First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
So beautifully.
-- Simon Furth
With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.
-- Howard Korder
The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao, until
You bring fresh toner.
-- Bill Torcaso
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
Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.
-- Frances Heaney
Having been erased,
The document you're seeking
Must now be retyped.
-- Judy Birmingham
Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
-- Ian Hughes
Sensitive and soft,
You press one small wrong button,
Things go up in flames.
-- Jaired Hall, my roommate, spontaneously creative...
Is your RAM lacking?
Buy another stick, but still
It is not enough.
-- Norman Horn

Why am I still here?
Ah the joy of computers...
Now I sleep with peace...