Originally published April 25, 2020
I ran across an old list of computer error messages written as haiku. (“Haiku”? “Haikus”? Whichever…) They continue to amuse me. The one I recalled was:
A crash reduces your expensive computer to a simple stone.
I went back to my hard drive and found a few more I had written myself:
Is that your coding Or just your new aftershave? Something here smells bad.
So you hate Windows? Do not shoot the messenger I did not write it.
It is not Word's fault That it corrected spelling; Redmond is to blame.
Empty the trash can With out regard for contents; Repent at leisure.
Let me know what you think.
UPDATED: I asked a generative AI to write a haiku error message regarding a missing file, and I got this:
Lost in the vast void Path unfound, elusive file Echoes of absence.
I am amused. Tell me your thoughts.