schlockware

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

schlock +‎ ware, from Yiddish, from German Schlacke.

NounEdit

schlockware (uncountable)

  1. (computing) Software that is of shoddy or inferior quality.
    • 1997, Vincent M. Hanchon (username), “The best GUI that ever was”, in comp.sys.mac.advocacy on Usenet:
      As someone else wrote, "interesting thread you have here." Having worked in a group that has implemented 70,000 seats of M$ schlockware for a single customer, I can testify that having that many seats in your environment, barely draws any attention from the boyz in Redmond. (link)
    • Wall, Larry. "You'll do us all a big favor if you disassociate freeware from schlockware",'Open source gurus convene', C-Net E-Magazine, April 8, 1998.
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