(1). Something you can use as an excuse when someone majorly screws up. (see also: Carbon-Based Error)
“Listen Mike, I understand you’re upset, but you have to understand that we’re a business of people. “Sandy deleted the database”, “Sandy cost me tens of thousands of dollars”, tomato tomato…these things happen. Cream? Ok, no cream.”
(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.”