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  • Yellow Book
    [proposed] n. The print version of this Jargon File; `The New Hacker's Dictionary', MIT Press, 1991 (ISBN 0-262-68069-6). Includes all the material in... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: maximum Maytag mode 

    maximum Maytag mode


    What a washing machine or, by extension, any hard disk is in when it's being used so heavily that it's shaking like an old Maytag with an unbalanced load. If prolonged for any length of time, can lead to disks becoming {walking drives}.