I refer to this as the "Why Me, Lord?" Syndrome. On the positive side though, apparently hundreds of American flights didn't even get to take off. I fortunately did. It's just the problems after landing that impacted me. So, problematic as the issue was, I got off very lucky. It was an inconvenience, nothing more. Thank goodness for choosing an early flight. Obviously the computers went out during the flight. As I said, I got off very lucky.
My version was the up-close-and-personal insider's view. If you're interested in the outsiders' view, this here is the news story from the Los Angeles Times.
It's very odd being in the middle of something, and not knowing you're in the middle of something.