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Definition of ITS

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Its \Its\ ([i^]ts), poss. pron.
     Possessive form of the pronoun it. See {It}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

   /I?T?S/, n.

      1. Incompatible Time-sharing System, an influential though highly idiosyncratic operating system written for PDP-6s and PDP-10s at MIT and long used at the MIT AI Lab. Much AI-hacker jargon derives from ITS folklore, and to have been ?an ITS hacker? qualifies one instantly as an old-timer of the most venerable sort. ITS pioneered many important innovations, including transparent file sharing between machines and terminal-independent I/O. After about 1982, most actual work was shifted to newer machines, with the remaining ITS boxes run essentially as a hobby and service to the hacker community. The shutdown of the lab's last ITS machine in May 1990 marked the end of an era and sent old-time hackers into mourning nationwide (see {high moby}). There is an ITS home page.

      2. A mythical image of operating-system perfection worshiped by a bizarre, fervent retro-cult of old-time hackers and ex-users (see {troglodyte}, sense 2). ITS worshipers manage somehow to continue believing that an OS maintained by assembly-language hand-hacking that supported only monocase
      6-character filenames in one directory per account remains superior to today's state of commercial art (their venom against {Unix} is particularly intense). See also {holy wars}, {Weenix}.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

         Incompatible Time-sharing System (DEC)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

         International Telecommunications Society (org.)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

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