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A friend send this along to me. Unlike most e-mail jokes, this one made me
laugh so hard I almost cried :-).

>In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft 
>Error messages with Haiku poetry messages. Haiku poetry has 
>strictconstruction rules. Each poem has only three lines, 17 
>syllables: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, 
>five in the third. Haikus are used to communicate a timeless message 
>often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through 
>extreme brevity:
>
>Your file was so big.
>
>It might be very useful.
>
>But now it is gone.
>


>The Web site you seek
>
>  >Cannot be located, but
>
>  >Countless more exist.
>
>  >
>
>  >Chaos reigns within.
>
>  >Reflect, repent, and reboot.
>
>  >Order shall return.
>
>  >
>
>  >Program aborting:
>
>  >Close all that you have worked on.
>
>  >You ask far too much.
>
>  >
>
>  >Windows NT crashed.
>
>  >I am the Blue Screen of Death.
>
>  >No one hears your screams.
>
>  >
>
>  >Yesterday it worked.
>
>  >Today it is not working.
>
>  >Windows is like that.
>
>  >
>
>  >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.
>
>  >
>
>  >Stay the patient course.
>
>  >Of little worth is your ire.
>
>  >The network is down.
>
>  >
>
>  >A crash reduces
>
>  >Your expensive computer
>
>  >To a simple stone.
>
>  >
>
>  >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.
>
>  >
>
>  >Serious error.
>
>  >All shortcuts have disappeared.
>
>  >Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

-- 
Henry House
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