Crawling Horror: N. Ancient Crufty Hardware Or Software That Is Kept Obstinately Alive By Forces Beyond The Control Of The Hackers At A Site.

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:crawling horror: n. Ancient crufty hardware or software that is
kept obstinately alive by forces beyond the control of the hackers
at a site. Like {dusty deck} or {gonkulator}, but connotes
that the thing described is not just an irritation but an active
menace to health and sanity. "Mostly we code new stuff in C, but
they pay us to maintain one big FORTRAN II application from
nineteen-sixty-X that's a real crawling horror...." Compare
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary