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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

bitty box /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 PC. 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):

bitty box calculator (Or "calculator") /bit'ee boks/ A computer sufficiently small, primitive, or incapable as to cause a hacker acute claustrophobia at the thought of developing software on or for it. The term is especially used of small, obsolescent, single-tasking-only personal computers such as the Atari 800, Osborne, Sinclair, VIC-20, TRS-80 or IBM PC, but the term is a general pejorative opposite of "real computer" (see Get a real computer!). See also mess-dos, toaster, toy. (1994-11-29)