>>Imagine if, instead of cryptic, geeky text strings, your computer
>>produced error messages in haiku.  They would read like these:
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> A file that big?
>> It might be very useful.
>> But now it is gone.
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> The Web site you seek
>> cannot be located but
>> endless others exist
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> Chaos reigns within.
>> Reflect, repent, and reboot.
>> Order shall return.
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> ABORTED effort:
>> Close all that you have.
>> You ask far too much.
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> Windows 95 crashed.
>> I am the Blue Screen of Death.
>> No one hears your screams.
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> Stay the patient course
>> Of little worth is your ire
>> The network is down
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> A crash reduces
>> your expensive computer
>> to a simple stone.
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> Yesterday it worked
>> Today it is not working
>> Windows is like that
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> Rather than a beep
>> Or a rude error message,
>> These words: "File not found."
>>
>>  - - - - - - - - - - - -
>>
>> Serious error.
>> All shortcuts have disappeared.
>> Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
>>
 
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Jim Strickland                      james.strickland@sru.edu
Professor of English                voice 724.738.2349 
Slippery Rock University            fax   724.738.4762
					
"To live outside the law, you must be honest" -- Bob Dylan, 1966.

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