Psychology achieves full understanding of human psyche -- but the matchbook cover or napkin it was written down on gets accidentally thrown away and researchers are forced to start all over again from scratch.

Moore's law continues running backwards -- Intel releases 1 MHz Z-80 processor. Microsoft re-releases Windows 1.0, which is also named "Product Best Typifying All Human History."

AOL shipping department gets stuck in infinite self-amplifying loop causing parts of California to fall into Pacific Ocean under weight of trillions of discarded AOL "10,000 Hours FREE!!!" CDs.

Y2.04K bug wipes out half of civilization. Uncivilized people vow to carry on.