= M =
1. Corporate power elites distinguished
primarily by their distance from actual productive work and their
chronic failure to manage (see also suit). Spoken derisively,
as in "Management decided that ...". 2. Mythically, a
vast bureaucracy responsible for all the world's minor irritations.
Hackers' satirical public notices are often signed `The Mgt'; this
derives from the "Illuminatus" novels (see the
Bibliography in Appendix C).
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.