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 for bitty box
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  bitty box
   /bit'ee boks/, n.
  
      1. A computer sufficiently small, primitive, or incapable as to cause a
      hacker acute claustrophobia at the thought of developing software on or for
      it. Especially used of small, obsolescent, single-tasking-only personal
      machines such as the Atari 800, Osborne, Sinclair, VIC-20, TRS-80, or IBM
      PC.
  
      2. [Pejorative] More generally, the opposite of ?real computer? (see Get a
      real computer!). See also mess-dos, toaster, and toy.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  bitty box
  calculator
  
      (Or "calculator") /bit'ee boks/ A computer
     sufficiently small, primitive, or incapable as to cause a
     hacker acute claustrophobia at the thought of developing
     software on or for it.  The term is especially used of small,
     obsolescent, single-tasking-only personal computers such
     as the Atari 800, Osborne, Sinclair, VIC-20, TRS-80
     or IBM PC, but the term is a general pejorative opposite of
     "real computer" (see Get a real computer!).
  
     See also mess-dos, toaster, toy.
  
     (1994-11-29)
  

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