[from Hunter Thompson]
n. A state inspired by the prospect of dealing with certain real-world systems and standards that are totally brain-damaged but ubiquitous -- Intel 8086s, or COBOL, or EBCDIC or any IBM machine except the Rios (a.k.a. the RS/6000).
"ACK! They want PCs to be able to talk to the AI machine. Fear and loathing time!"