Tortoise: No. The System crashed.
Achilles: What does that mean?
Tortoise: It means that you and I, Achilles, were suddenly and
  instantaneously transported to Tumbolia.
Achilles: To where?
Tortoise: Tumbolia: the land of dead hiccups and extinguished light
  bulbs. It's a sort of waiting room, where dormant software waits
  for its host hardware to come back up. No telling how long the
  System was down, and we were in Tumbolia. It could have been
  moments, hours, days-even years.