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- n. A flashing light or beacon light.
- n. A status light on a electronic or electric device such as a modem, router, network hub, and so forth.
In general, computers have long since become too fast for blinkenlight displays to be of much use in debugging problems, but both movie makers and computer enthusiasts have had a hard time letting go of these iconic symbols of computer power — the Jurrasic Park movie is a classic example their combined efforts, where a Connection Machine supercomputer ripples with red LED blinkenlights.
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