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1. Refers to development projects or algorithms that have no
possible relevance or practical application. Comes from "off
in the weeds". Used in phrases like "lexical analysis for
microcode is serious weeds."
2. At CDC/ETA before its demise, the phrase "go off in the
weeds" was equivalent to IBM's branch to Fishkill and
mainstream hackerdom's jump off into never-never land.
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