Comuputer Senryu

---oOo--- ---oOo---web travel

Virtually home;                          
     Morning light glints on a strand,   
     another web page.                   
          for David, adapted by afactor

A crash reduces                          
     your expensive computer             
     to a simple stone.                  
         James Lopez                     

A file that big?                         
     It might be very useful.            
     But now it is gone.                 
         David J. Liszewski              

ABORTED effort:                          
     Close all that you have.            
     You ask way too much.               
         Mike Hagler                     

Chaos reigns within.                     
     Reflect, repent, and reboot.        
     Order shall return.                 
         Suzie Wagner                    

control, alt, delete                     
     digital hari-kiri                   
     three-fingered salute               
         Chuck Powell                    

Errors have occurred.                    
     We won't tell you where or why.     
     Lazy programmers.                   
         Charlie Gibbs                   

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

First snow, then silence.                
     This thousand dollar screen dies    
     so beautifully.                     
         Simon Firth                     

Hal, open the file                       
     Hal, open the damn file, Hal        
     open the, please Hal                
        Jennifer Jo Lane                 

Having been erased,                      
     The document you're seeking         
     Must now be retyped.                
         Judy Birmingham                 

I ate your Web page.                     
    Forgive me. It was juicy             
    And tart on my tongue.               
         MIT - 404 message               

I'm sorry, there's -- um --              
     insufficient -- what's-it-called?   
     The term eludes me ...              
         Owen Mathews                    

Login incorrect.                         
     Only perfect spellers may           
     enter this system.                  

No keyboard present                      
     Hit F1 to continue                  
     Zen engineering?                    
         Jim Griffith                    

Out of memory.                           
     We wish to hold the whole sky,      
     But we never will.                  
         Francis Heaney                  

Printer not ready.                       
     Could be a fatal error.             
     Have a pen handy?                   
         Pat Davis                       

Rather than a beep                       
     Or a rude error message,            
     These words: "File not found."      
         Len Dvorkin                     

Seeing my great fault                    
     Through darkening blue windows      
     I begin again                       
         Chris Walsh                     

Serious error.                           
     All shortcuts have disappeared      
     Screen. Mind. Both are blank.       
         Ian Hughes                      

Server's poor response                   
     Not quick enough for browser.       
     Timed out, plum blossom.            
         Rik Jespersen                   

Stay the patient course                  
     Of little worth is your ire         
     The network is down                 
         David Ansel                     

The code was willing,                    
     It considered your request,         
     But the chips were weak.            
         Barry L. Brumitt                

The ten thousand things                  
     How long do any persist?            
     Netscape, too, has gone.            
         Jason Willoughby                

The Tao that is seen                     
     Is not the true Tao, until          
     You bring fresh toner.              
         Bill Torcaso                    

The Web site you seek                    
     cannot be located but               
     endless others exist                
         Joy Rothke                      

There is a chasm                         
     of carbon and silicon               
     the software can't bridge           
         Rahul Sonnad                    

This site has been moved.                
     We'd tell you where, but then we'd  
     have to delete you.                 
         Charles Matthews                

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

To have no errors                        
     Would be life without meaning       
     No struggle, no joy                 
         Brian M. Porter                 

wind catches lily                        
     scatt'ring petals to the wind:      
     segmentation fault                  
         Nick Sweeney                    
Windows NT crashed.                      
     I am the Blue Screen of Death.      
     No one hears your screams.          
         Peter Rothman                   
With searching comes loss                
     and the presence of absence:        
     "My Novel" not found.               
         Howard Korder                   

Yesterday it worked                      
     Today it is not working             
     Windows is like that                
         Margaret Segall                 

You step in the stream,                  
     but the water has moved on.         
     this page is not here.              
         Cass Whittington                

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Dated: 10 December 1998
Updated: 20 February 2007
Webpage: adapted by afactor