Deus ex machina.
a plot device whereby a seemingly inextricable problem is suddenly and abruptly solved with the contrived and unexpected intervention of some new character, ability, or object.
Very interesting. In olden days they literally hoisted in a deity character to solve the story! And in those days it was considered good writing.
Anyhoo: does anybody know of a god in some culture who is God Of Machines? I can't seem to find any.
Like, who would you pray to when the PC keeps freezing or the car won't un-freeze?
There is a god somewhere for virtually anything (in Terry Pratchett books there is a goddess of Things Stuck In Drawers), and yet I don't know one for machines, seems like an odd oversight. Unless it's just cuz the concept of "machines" as a general terms is newer than the times when people tended to think up gods.