Salon Haiku Error Message Challenge Results Excerpts

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

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

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

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

Login incorrect.
Only perfect spellers may
enter this system.
-- Jason Axley

I ate your Web page.
Forgive me. It was juicy
And tart on my tongue.
--server at MIT (not a Challenge entry)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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