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Software engineer glossary of product terminology...


The world of computer terms as seen by the marketing department.

ALL NEW Software is not compatible with previous versions.
ADVANCED DESIGN Upper management doesn't understand it.
BREAKTHROUGH It finally booted on the first try.
NEW Different colors from previous version.
DESIGN SIMPLICITY Developed on a shoe string budget.
EXCLUSIVE We're the only ones who have the documentation.
FIELD TESTED Manufacturing doesn't have a test system.
FOOLPROOF OPERATION All parameters are hard-coded.
FUTURISTIC It will only run on the next generation supercomputer.
HIGH ACCURACY All the directories compare.
IT'S HERE AT LAST Released a 26-week project in 48 weeks.
MAINTENANCE FREE Impossible to fix.
MEETS QUALITY STANDARDS It compiles without errors.
PERFORMANCE PROVEN Works through beta test.
REVOLUTIONARY Disk drives go round and round.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED We'll send you another copy if it fails.
STOCK ITEM We shipped it once before and we can do it again.
UNMATCHED Almost as good as the competition.
UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE Nothing ever ran this slow before.
YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT Finally got one to work.


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