"Haiku to Ponder" (off topic)

From: lblasch@opw-fc.com
Date: Thu Jun 11 1998 - 14:51:04 EEST

     Haiku to ponder.
     A file that big?
     It might be very useful.
     But now it is gone.
     The Web site you seek
     cannot be located,
     but endless others exist.
     Chaos reigns within.
     Reflect, repent, and reboot.
     Order shall return.
     ABORTED effort:
     Close all that you have.
     You ask far too much.
     First snow, then silence.
     This thousand dollar screen
     dies so beautifully.
     With searching comes loss
     and the presence of absence:
     File not found.
     The Tao that is seen
     is not the true Tao, until
     you bring fresh toner.
     Windows NT crashed.
     I am the Blue Screen of Death.
     No one hears your screams.
     Stay the patient course.
     Of little worth is your ire.
     The network is down.
     A crash reduces
     your expensive computer
     to a simple stone.
     Yesterday it worked.
     Today it is not working
     'Windows' is like that.
     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.
     Rather than a beep
     or a rude error message,
     these words: "File not found."
     Serious error.
     All shortcuts have disappeared.
     Screen; Mind; Both are blank.
     Larry Blasch
     System Administrator for Engineering Services
     OPW Fueling Components
     P.O. Box 405003 Voice: (513) 870-3356 Cincinnati,
     OH 45240-5003 USA Fax: (513) 870-3338
     Disclaimer...The views expressed are personal opinion and not those of
     OPW Fueling Components.

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