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vaporware

Software that is not yet in production, but the announced delivery date has long since passed. At times, software vendors are criticized for intentionally producing vaporware in order to keep customers from switching to competitive products that offer more features. However, programmers are notorious for being awful estimators of time. As a result, shipping dates often slip over and over again.

Sometimes, the gap between management and technical staff in software companies is just as large as in user organizations. Dates slip because the project is not managed properly, which can be caused by management's lack of understanding of the scope of the project as well as a lack of knowledge of the competence of the technical staff. In addition, as software projects progress from stage to stage, new functions and changes always seem to creep in.

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"As bad as programmers are at estimating the length of a project, they are equally as optimistic about their ability to meet the requirements and deadlines." See wares.



wares

We love "wares" in this industry as noted below. See also warez.


            The Basic "Wares

            hardware
            software
            firmware


            The Traditional "Wares"

            adware
            courseware
            freeware
            groupware
            liveware
            malware
            middleware
            shareware
            spyware
            vaporware
            wetware


            Other "Wares"

            abandonware

            badware
            beltware
            betaware
            bloatware
            boardware
            bridgeware
            brochureware

            censorware
            charityware
            cloudware
            crapware
            crimeware
            crippleware
            crossware
            crudware

            demoware
            donationware
            dribbleware

            evolware
            expireware

            feeware

            grayware
            greenware
            griddleware
            guiltware

            hookemware
            hyperware

            infoware

            jobsware
            junkware

            Kruegerware

            lockware

            meatware
            morphware

            nagware

            obnoxiousware

            parasiteware
            payware
            peopleware
            poachware
            pushware

            ransomware
            reactionware
            roomware

            scareware
            scumware
            shelfware
            shovelware
            Slackware
            slideware
            snoopware
            spamware
            stackware
            stealthware

            thiefware
            trashware
            treeware
            trialware

            vendorware





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vampire powerVAR
vampire tapvariable
VANvariable data printing
vandalvariable declaration
Vanderpoolvariable length field
VANETvariable length record
vanity searchingvariable playback
VAPvariable refresh rate
vapevariable resistor
vapingvariable speed playback

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