According to Wikipedia, a haiku  is a short poem which uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition.

I have read haikus and as per the definition, they most often relate to nature. However, I think that our constant interaction with information technology sometimes brings out moments of searing clarity and other times a pensive mood, which can best be captured in the haiku format. Therefore I have tried my hand at creating some:

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Application crash
seven hours of Blendering
frozen on the screen

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Where is the printout?
sent it to network printer
on different campus

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After early rush
progress bar moves oh so slow
installation fail

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Cable in your hand
where is the socket you need?
No HDMI.

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Setting up the desk
display, keyboard, printer too
two outlets in wall.

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As you do your work
Windows Update jumps the queue
restarts on its own

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Twitter is installed
now I finally am in
and see what irks you

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TCP/IP
CAPTCHA
no humans needed

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Calling the Helpdesk
what do you mean, quota out?
Sorry, no can do.

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Smartphone in your hand
connected to universe?
Battery is dead.

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Joining a website
finally the form is filled
session has timed out

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Software update done
all the icons are replaced
Where is Cut and Paste?

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New remote control
What are all these buttons for?
TV remains dead

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Finally got home
time for social media –
kittens flood the screen

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Type an SMS
Index finger hits wrong key
Autocorrect fails

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U-sa-bi-li-ty
Of paramount importance
Often forgotten

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You can try your hand at this game and mail me the results. I may publish another page of your entries, if there’s enough of them. Being better than me is not very hard.


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