Believe it or not, there's a world out there in which Microsoft serves a purpose; and thanks to zen Buddhists, that purpose has finally been revealed through an error reporting program that writes error messages in Haiku.

Here are some of the funniest error messages I've read so far:

  • 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 for far too much.

  • Windows has 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.

  • Your file was so big. It might have been very useful. But now it is gone.

  • 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.

Which one's your favorite?