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QOTD: enterprise software

2005-04-10 22:19:43.505145+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Trained Monkey provides us with a link to my QOTD, from Kragen Sitaker describing "enterprise software":

Enterprise software is software that gets sold to a so-called enterprise. If you know English well, you might think an “enterprise” is something brave, noble, and dangerous, like starting a small business, but in this case, “enterprise” is used to mean the opposite: it means a large, risk-averse company, whose executives use the term to flatter themselves by pretending that they’re engaged in something brave, noble, and dangerous.

[ related topics: Language Quotes Software Engineering Marketing ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-10 23:12:21.674429+00 by: meuon

I have not added something to the Dot Bomb Dictionary in a long time, Thank You!

#Comment Kragen is made: 2005-04-14 02:42:59.545268+00 by: baylink

*exceptionally* well spoken. He doesn't appear to blog. Shame.