Technology Haiku

  Imagine if instead of cryptic, geeky text strings,
your computer produced error messages in haiku...

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  A file that big?
 
  It might be very useful.

  But now it is gone.

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  The Web site you seek

  cannot be located but

  endless others exist

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  Chaos reigns within.

  Reflect, repent, and reboot.

  Order shall return.

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  ABORTED effort:

  Close all that you have.

  You ask far too much.

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  First snow, then silence.

  This thousand dollar screen dies

  so beautifully.

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  With searching comes loss

  and the presence of absence:

  "My Novel" not found.

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  The Tao that is seen

  Is not the true Tao, until

  You bring fresh toner.

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  Windows NT crashed.

  I am the Blue Screen of Death.

  Noone hears your screams.

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  Stay the patient course
  
  Of little worth is your ire

  The network is down

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  A crash reduces

  your expensive computer

  to a simple stone.

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  Yesterday it worked

  Today it is not working

  Windows is like that

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  Three things are certain:

  Death, taxes, and lost data.

  Guess which has occurred.

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  You step in the stream,

  but the water has moved on.

  This page is not here.

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  Out of memory.

  We wish to hold the whole sky,

  But we never will.

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  Having been erased,

  The document you're seeking

  Must now be retyped.

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  Rather than a beep

  Or a rude error message,

  These words: "File not found."

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  Serious error.

  All shortcuts have disappeared.

  Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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