vaporware

 Products, usually referring to technology or software, that are ineffective. The term is a parody on Tupperware, a manufacturer of long-lasting plastic products.
 ► “\@dtech.96 will help you sort the solutions from the vaporware, and show you how to plan for the changes occurring in marketing communications and advertising.” (Adweek, March 13, 1996, p. 19)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • VaporWare — Tipo Empresa privada Industria Aplicaciones informáticas Productos Voyager y otras aplicaciones para Commodore Amiga …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vaporware — es software o hardware anunciado por un desarrollador mucho antes de realizar el desarrollo, pero que después no llega a emerger, ni a tener un ciclo de desarrollo más o menos estable. El término implica engaño, o al menos un grado de falta de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Vaporware —   [Kunstwort aus engl. vapor »Dampf« und Software, dt. »Heiße Luft Software«] die, abwertende Bezeichnung für Software (manchmal auch Hardware), die großspurig angekündigt wird, diese Ansprüche aber nicht oder nur unzureichend erfüllen kann …   Universal-Lexikon

  • vaporware — UK US /ˈveɪpəweər/ noun [U] US IT ► VAPOURWARE(Cf. ↑vapourware) …   Financial and business terms

  • vaporware — [vā′pər wer΄] n. Comput. Slang a commercial software product that has received much advance promotion but whose ultimate appearance on the market has become doubtful because of continual delays …   English World dictionary

  • Vaporware — This article is about a computer industry term regarding product releases. For the company, see VaporWare (company). The U.S. Justice Department accused IBM of announcing its System/360 Model 91 computer (pictured) three years early intentionally …   Wikipedia

  • Vaporware — Министерство юстиции США обвинило компанию IBM в том, что она начала рекламировать свой компьютер System/360 Model 91 (на изображении) за три года до того, как он фактически стал доступен, имея намерение уменьшить продажи компьютера, выпускаемого …   Википедия

  • Vaporware — Para la empresa homónima, véase VaporWare. Vaporware es un término peyorativo utilizado para denominar al software o hardware anunciado por un desarrollador mucho antes de realizar el desarrollo, pero que después no llega a emerger, ni a tener un …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vaporware — Als Vaporware wird eine Produktankündigung bezeichnet, deren Auslieferungsdatum mehrfach auf unbestimmte Zeit verschoben wurde oder bei der die Auslieferung des Produktes nicht zu Stande kam. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft 2 Vaporware Awards 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vaporware — Un vaporware, logiciel fantôme ou fumiciel, est un logiciel annoncé depuis longtemps et toujours retardé. vaporware peut aussi désigner du matériel informatique. Sommaire 1 Étymologie 2 Description 3 Quelques exemples …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vaporware — An advertised product that never actually comes to be. Especially in a catalog, under the header coming soon. The catalog showed this amazing new thingy, but it s six months later and there s still no such thingy. Alas, more vaporware from Thingy …   Dictionary of american slang

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