Oaster N. 1. The Archetypal Really Stupid Application For An Embedded Microprocessor Controlle

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toaster n.

1. The archetypal really stupid application
for an embedded microprocessor controller; often used in comments
that imply that a scheme is inappropriate technology (but see
elevator controller). "DWIM for an assembler? That'd
be as silly as running Unix on your
toaster!" 2. A very, very dumb computer. "You could ru
program on any dumb toaster." See bitty box, Get
the Classic Mac. Some hold that this is implied by sense 2. 4. A
peripheral device. "I bought my box without toasters, but since
then I've added two boards and a second disk drive." 5. A
specialized computer used as an appliance. See web toaster,
video toaster.