"Timed Out" message?

Mara Schaeffer (mschaef@sloc.net)
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 06:45:31 -0800

Please pardon an ignorant question, but what does the "Timed Out" message
mean on the windows? I've read both the web site and the book, and all that
is said is that it is a connection status. Do some sites disconnect people
after a certain period of time? Thank you for your help.