VAX = V = VAXen
VAXectomy /vak-sek't*-mee/ n.
[by analogy with `vasectomy'] A VAX removal. DEC's Microvaxen, especially, are much slower than newer RISC-based workstations such as the SPARC. Thus, if one knows one has a replacement coming, VAX removal can be cause for celebration.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, this entry manually entered by rootbeer277.