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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."
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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What does it mean when you dream about weeds?
Weeds could indicate that the dreamer may have to weed out some ideas or negative thoughts from their consciousness. Their appearance could also indicate that some good friendships and/or relationships have gone to seed.
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