Ed Wire: [IBM] N. Patch Wires Installed By Programmers Who Have No Business Mucking With The Hardware.

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:red wire: [IBM] n. Patch wires installed by programmers who have
no business mucking with the hardware. It is said that the only
thing more dangerous than a hardware guy with a code patch is a
{softy} with a soldering iron.... Compare {blue wire},
{yellow wire}, {purple wire}.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary