In the olden days, way back about two decades ago, when something went wrong with "the system"(computer), it spattered out into your face '9^O! pK@J M$ Km*/ v#!!.666?9|g rotsa yuck, you DUMDUM .jN &8;/' and now it says, 'Please wait, beauteous creature of the scintilating cybersphere' or 'galldurnit, OUR bad. We bow in shame for forgiveness, beauteous creature of the scintilating cybersphere. Please hang serenely [while we find, rouse and beat severely our dumdum contract hourly techies overseas].'
We're recovering at a careful pace from learning of "b.p.j." -- the time before peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches that stretches from early 20th century into b.c. Who knew? What_else disorienting will we learn from the cybersphere in this Information Age?? We thought they'd always been here, like ... balloons and clowns.