In Japan, Microsoft have replaced the impersonal and didactic Error Messages with messages in traditional Haiku poetic form.

 Haiku poetry has strict constructional rules.
 Each poem has only three lines, all totalling 17 syllables:
 five syllables in the first line; seven in the second; five in the  third.

 Haiku is used to communicate a timeless message often achieving a  wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity: the  essence of Zen.

Your file was so big.
 It might be very useful.
 But now it is gone.

The Website 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 screams.

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.