= D =
deep space n.
1. Describes the notional location of any
program that has gone off the trolley. Esp. used of
programs that just sit there silently grinding long after either
failure or some output is expected. "Uh oh. I should have gotten
a prompt ten seconds ago. The program's in deep space somewhere."
Compare buzz, catatonic, hyperspace. 2. The
metaphorical location of a human so dazed and/or confused or caught
up in some esoteric form of bogosity that he or she no longer
responds coherently to normal communication. Compare page out.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.