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Fear and Loathing

/fir ən(d) lō-t͟hiŋ/

[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!"