= Q =
quantum bogodynamics /kwon'tm boh`goh-di:-nam'iks/ n.
theory that characterizes the universe in terms of bogon sources
(such as politicians, used-car salesmen, TV evangelists, and
suits in general), bogon sinks (such as taxpayers and
computers), and bogosity potential fields. Bogon absorption, of
course, causes human beings to behave mindlessly and machines to
fail (and may also cause both to emit secondary bogons); however,
the precise mechanics of the bogon-computron interaction are not
yet understood and remain to be elucidated. Quantum bogodynamics
is most often invoked to explain the sharp increase in hardware and
software failures in the presence of suits; the latter emit bogons,
which the former absorb. See bogon, computron,
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.