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Poetic computer error messages

It's my worst nightmare: that I should turn on my laptop and get a blue screen or some cryptic error message. Now it seems the Japanese have turned these potential death sentences into poetry, more specifically Haiku poetry (I rely so heavily on my laptop for my livelihood that I live in constant fear something should happen to it. A very traumatic experience that's stuck in my memory is that of a previous laptop which suffered the blue death and the computer doctor just laughing at me for being stupid enough to buy a Packard Bell). Here's a few examples (via Adriana):

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

Three things are certain
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.


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