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Wierd Word: autotrephination

Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 21, 2004

In Reply to: Wierd Word: autotrephination posted by Sathyaish on February 21, 2004

: Joel Spolsky, an eminent authority on software development, interestingly notes the dearth of presence of this cumbrous and weighty literary token: autotrephination.


A trephination is an operation that removes a circular section of bone from the skull.
So, and this is just a guess, auto-trephination is doing the operation yourself or via remote control of some sort.