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WORMHOLE n. A location in a monitor which contains the address of a
routine, with the specific intent of making it easy to substitute a
different routine. The following quote comes from "Polymorphic
Systems", vol. 2, p. 54: "Any type of I/O device can be
substituted for the standard device by loading a simple driver routine
for that device and installing its address in one of the monitor's
`wormholes.'* ---------- *The term `wormhole' has been used to
describe a hypothetical astronomical situation where a black hole
connects to the `other side' of the universe. When this happens,
information can pass through the wormhole, in only one direction, much
as `assumptions' pass down the monitor's wormholes."