- shovel + -ware (Wiktionary)
“Most of the stories on these sites are mere "shovelware," meaning print articles are tossed online without much thought.”
“The best producers resent the "screen is a screen is a screen" meme because it frees those who are less scrupulous to throw "shovelware" into a scary, fast-changing market.”
“While gamers lament the deluge of cheaply made games (dubbed "shovelware") aimed at capitalizing on the Wii's mainstream popularity, many of those titles speak to their broad audience and support the company's new directive.”
“Web purists would call it "shovelware," a repository of dozens of documents outlining the cult's history and its leaders 'addled philosophy.”
“This is the worst of what magazines are trying to do recently," said one agent – that is, looking at literary or journalistic output as "shovelware" that can be fed into other forms.”
“In my day, the internet was carried on lighter than air dirigibles and the term for this was "shovelware," the steaming pile left behind when an old media pachycephalosaurus like George or Modern Bride would make no effort to engage on its own terms the then-young world wide web (the graphical and multimedia portion of the internet).”
“One of the great fears gamers have for new platforms is that they'll become repositories for "shovelware," basically games that were developed for other devices, then ported without any finesse just to make a quick buck. is a prime example of that sort of game-essentially, Toy Boy Diaries with no story, deeper gameplay, or decent graphics.”
“Hudson Soft, and while I was admittedly harsh on the game, which had a decent control scheme but suffered from being extremely simplistic, it was also a game I could easily throw into the "shovelware" category to some extent.”
“Majesco is another publisher whose games have skirted the "shovelware" category, but have turned a tidy profit for the company.”
“The crappy "shovelware"; programs that come with most Windows PCs are a perfect example - they often nag users, are frequently of little value, and often detract from the experience.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘shovelware’.
Shareware and its friends.
Computer-related words ending with -ware
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