Home > Electronics Tutorials > Online Computer Terms Dictionary > F

Online Computer Terms Dictionary - F


An excess of capability that serves no productive end. The canonical example is font-diddling software on the Mac (see macdink); the term describes anything that eats huge amounts of time for quite marginal gains in function but seduces people into using it anyway. See also window shopping.

[Jargon File]


Nearby terms: FRINGE frink friode fritterware FRL FRMT-FTRN frob