- Mock German from blink and lights; see the Wikipedia article for history. (Wiktionary)
“A central column covered in blinkenlights; a frame with suspended pentagons and hexagons; keyboards everywhere, of course; even the distinctive glowing logo of an iBook.”
“And by repeated association (for the blinkenlights) with what they were doing when the bug hit, and what the bug turned out to be.”
“My first computer that I worked on had approx 1000 neon blinkenlights.”
“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.”
“Later generations of hackers called these lights “blinkenlights.””
“In fact, it looks quite Humean: we choose moral opinions based on emotional factors, but justify them with reason and rhetoric, cute kittens, blinkenlights, etc. -- whatever we find in the bag.”
“This guy spent six months building this elaborate replica Ghostbusters pack, with powered blinkenlights and a multicolored flashlight cannon and lots of other swell features, and now he's selling it on eBay.”
“Passengers will point the phones at the appropriate blinkenlights around the lounge to get information on departure times and shops and facilities, and to download music and video.”
“Erik has the Wall of Moog modular synth filling three full-size racks, and the blinkenlights of the "Wall of Doom" belonged in Dr. Strangelove's War Room all by themselves.”
“Just telnet to towel. blinkenlights.nl and watch in amazement.”
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