Windows’ Japanese edition uses haiku error messages.

Actually it doesn’t, but apparently there is (was?) a net legend to that effect.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

Sadly, such messages are fictional. The list of haiku messages circulating on the Internet is culled from a 1998 contest organized by Salon, an online magazine, which challenged readers to come up with error messages in haiku form. Salon received more than 200 entries from which it picked two winners: Three things are certain:

Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.


Everything is gone;
Your life’s work has been destroyed.
Squeeze trigger (yes/no)?

2 thoughts on “Windows’ Japanese edition uses haiku error messages.”

  1. Windows Japanese Edition does have one great feature: Falcom. I’m not typically a fan of RPG’s, but I think I’d be willing to learn my Kanji just to play their games. Also, it beats sitting around for 2 years hoping and praying that someday maybe they might possibly bring one of their games out on the PS2 if we’re lucky.

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