Cyber haiku

I found these while going through some old blog posts -- an old regular commenter, danjp62, put them up in one of my earliest comment threads. I think they're pretty funny, and of course, still applicable to far too many electronic snafus. And I also have very little else to say about stuff right now, and no one's leaving comments but Tammy and Scott anyway, so making more of an effort on this blog right now seems kinda pointless.

Don't worry. I'll get back into the mood eventually.

In the meantime, though, thanks to Tammy, I have a spanking new hit counter/tracker which tells me where everyone comes to this site from and what their ISPs mean, so I know ALL of my regular commenters have been here lately, along with a few other people I don't recognize, and, you know, apparently had nothing to say, for which there is no one to blame but myself, but, still, it's a big No Fun.

However, never mind ME, attend to the poetry --

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 scream.

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....

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