weeds /n./ 1. Refers to development projects or algorithms
that have no possible relevance or practical application. Comes
from `off in the weeds'. Used in phrases like "lexical analysis
for microcode is serious weeds...." 2. At CDC/ETA before its
demise, the phrase `go off in the weeds' was equivalent to IBM's
branch to Fishkill and mainstream hackerdom's jump off
into never-never land.
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