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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Its  \Its\ 
  Possessive  form  of  the  pronoun  it  See  {It}. 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  ITS  /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}). 
  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}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ITS 
 
  1.  Incompatible  {time-sharing}  System 
 
  An  influential  but  highly  idiosyncratic  {operating  system} 
  written  for  the  {PDP-6}  and  {PDP-10}  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}).  The  Royal  Institute  of  Technology  in  Sweden  is 
  maintaining  one  live"  ITS  site  at  its  computer  museum  (right 
  next  to  the  only  {TOPS-10}  system  still  on  the  {Internet}),  so 
  ITS  is  still  alleged  to  hold  the  record  for  OS  in  longest 
  continuous  use  (however,  {WAITS}  is  a  credible  rival  for  this 
  palm). 
 
  2.  A  mythical  image  of  {operating  system}  perfection  worshiped 
  by  a  bizarre,  fervent  retro-cult  of  old-time  hackers  and 
  ex-users  (see  {troglodyte}).  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}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-15) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ITS 
  Incompatible  Time-sharing  System  (DEC) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ITS 
  International  Telecommunications  Society  (org.) 
 
 




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