/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
2. [Pejorative] More generally, the opposite of ?real computer? (see Get a
real computer!). See also mess-dos, toaster, and toy.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):