(1). A presentation, website or white papercontinuously edited and tweaked by multiple parties with no end in sight, often resulting in resentment and conflict among the writers (see pride of authorship).
“Thanks, everyone, for joining this call to walk through our wastebasket management matrix again. I think we’re getting close to finalizing it. As you all know, this is a living document, so please feel free to suggest any changes or edits you might have.”
(1). A term used by developers to describe a quick and temporary fix for a problem on a website. While the plan is to only have this quick fix up for a few days until the problem can be permanently corrected, it usually remains in place for years and well beyond the tenure of the developer who originally installed it.
“Hey Scott, what can we do about those images not rendering correctly on the site?”
“I’ll have to look into it but I can put a band aid on it for now so that the site functions correctly.”
FAST FORWARD 6 YEARS
“Yea I don’t know this guy Scott who worked here a few years back said he was working on it…images still don’t render correctly.”