= B =
bitty box /bit'ee boks/ n.
1. A computer sufficiently
small, primitive, or incapable as to cause a hacker acute
claustrophobia at the thought of developing software on or for it.
Especially used of small, obsolescent, single-tasking-only personal
machines such as the Atari 800, Osborne, Sinclair, VIC-20, TRS-80,
or IBM PC. 2. [Pejorative] More generally, the opposite of
`real computer' (see Get a real computer!). See also
mess-dos, toaster, and toy.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.