slap on the side
slap on the side /n./ (also called a sidecar, or
abbreviated `SOTS'.) A type of external expansion hardware
marketed by computer manufacturers (e.g., Commodore for the Amiga
500/1000 series and IBM for the hideous failure called `PCjr').
Various SOTS boxes provided necessities such as memory, hard drive
controllers, and conventional expansion slots.
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