The term 'Pattern' means repeatative and when the mind it young - chances are high that an individual would get it recorded in his/her memory .
As brought to you by William Gibson in Pattern Recognition .. when?? ..
The Password Anti-Pattern is the pernicious practice of asking users to give you their passwords on other systems so that you can import their data for them, thus training them to be loose and insecure with their private information ...
Pattern is basic boring toe-up sock with short row heel.
And when things are changing too quickly, as one of the characters in Pattern Recognition says, you don't have any place to stand from which to imagine a very elaborate future.