boat anchor

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boat anchor

Something related to computing and technology that is regarded as cumbersome and ineffectual, often obsolete. What are we going to do with a computer running Windows 95? Get that boat anchor out of here!
See also: anchor, boat

boat anchor

n. a useless computer; anything heavy and useless. Why don’t you replace that boat anchor with a new model?
See also: anchor, boat
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Cutting of the Undersea Cable Day is usually caused by some random event, like an earthquake, a rockslide, a boat anchor or even the occasional shark bite.