= T =
A computer system; always used with qualifiers.
1. `nice toy': One that supports the speaker's hacking style
adequately. 2. `just a toy': A machine that yields insufficient
computrons for the speaker's preferred uses. This is not
condemnatory, as is bitty box; toys can at least be fun. It
is also strongly conditioned by one's expectations; Cray XMP users
sometimes consider the Cray-1 a `toy', and certainly all RISC
boxes and mainframes are toys by their standards. See also Get a real computer!.
--Jargon File, autonoded by rescdsk.