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Computer Haiku [Jan. 23rd, 2002|05:06 pm]
Peter Sheil
I have found my list of 30 computing based haiku while trying to get enough room to work on my desk. I'll include the first few to give you a flavour of them.

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)?

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

I'll post more unless you all complain and beg me to stop :)))

[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2002-01-23 09:58 am (UTC)

I'm not fond of poetry, of any sort, but I like these computer haiku.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-23 10:21 am (UTC)
OK - I'm just off home, but I'll leave you with a very visual one

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

And one to give you a smile

No keyboard present
Hit F1 to continue
Zen engineering?

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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2002-01-23 10:26 am (UTC)


Would you mind if I e-mail these to some computer-geek-type friends? I won't do it without your permission.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-23 10:34 am (UTC)


Sure, no problem
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2002-01-23 10:44 am (UTC)
Thanks :-) I'll be sure to give you credit as the author.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-23 03:30 pm (UTC)
Not as the author, merely the re-introducer to the internet of some old material. :) I got these from a friend years ago and he got thenm from a /long/ previous list. The author is good old "anon" by now.

If you wait I have another 25 to enter - I only have a printed copy - so I'll probably do one or two a day for a while,

Glad you like them - makes up for me being rude about your flag maybe?
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[User Picture]From: indirokk
2002-01-23 10:09 am (UTC)
Windows XP is a lot harder to blue screen than NT :-)
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-24 12:47 am (UTC)

Re: My favorite of those was always:

Keep watching ...the others will be coming soon to a computer screen near you in glorous dolby techniblur :)
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