= D =
dickless workstation n.
Extremely pejorative hackerism for
`diskless workstation', a class of botches including the Sun 3/50
and other machines designed exclusively to network with an
expensive central disk server. These combine all the disadvantages
of time-sharing with all the disadvantages of distributed personal
computers; typically, they cannot even boot themselves without
help (in the form of some kind of breath-of-life packet) from
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.