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1. [generalisation of "Honeywell Brain Damage" (HBD), a
theoretical disease invented to explain certain utter
cretinisms in Honeywell Multics] Obviously wrong; cretinous;
demented. There is an implication that the person
responsible must have suffered brain damage, because he should
have known better. Calling something brain-damaged is really
bad; it also implies it is unusable, and that its failure to
work is due to poor design rather than some accident. "Only
six monocase characters per file name? Now *that's*