= P =
psyton /si:'ton/ n.
[TMRC] The elementary particle
carrying the sinister force. The probability of a process losing
is proportional to the number of psytons falling on it. Psytons
are generated by observers, which is why demos are more likely to
fail when lots of people are watching. [This term appears to have
been largely superseded by bogon; see also quantum bogodynamics. --ESR]
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.