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Meaning of LOBOTOMY

Pronunciation:  low'bâtumee

Computing Dictionary

1. What a hacker subjected to formal management training is said to have undergone. At ibm and elsewhere this term is used by both hackers and low-level management; the latter doubtless intend it as a joke.

2. The act of removing the processor from a microcomputer in order to replace or upgrade it. Some very cheap clone systems are sold in "lobotomised" form - everything but the brain.

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