Definitions

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  • n. Documentation provided on paper.

Etymologies

tree +‎ -ware (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was not aware that I am not a bibliophile, but instead a "treeware" aficionado!

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • And I love to see young people reading a treeware novel instead of texting on their smart phone.

    Paying Attention

  • I'll always be a treeware guy at heart, I like the feel of an old book in hand, and the batteries never run out, but I'm a dinosaur and I can hear the nasty little egg-sucking mammals skritching around down there in the underbrush ...

    More on eBookery

  • There are some program artifacts that will have to be fixed, I'll have to do the italics and justify the type, basic chores that the publisher did for the treeware, upload them in a form that Amazon.com likes, but that's fairly minimal stuff.

    New Lamps for Old

  • And another one cleaned up and shifted from old treeware into e-bookery.

    New Lamps for Old - Part III

  • Looks like the treeware and Kindle versions will be up on Amazon.com on May 18th.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • I like treeware and expect I will always prefer reading paper books to electronic ones, and I'm not alone.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The book industry has been fortunate: books are some of the easiest things to pirate, yet the majority of book readers still choose the treeware versions rather than downloading software-based substitutes.

    The Pirate’s Dilemma

  • I also edited the No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology chapter on IntelliJ tips and tricks, just out in treeware.

    No, I Won't Stop Talking about IntelliJ!

  • We talked about the treeware version of bOING bOING and our time in the South Pacific.

    - Boing Boing

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  • "Treeware" refers either wooden utensils or bowls or alternately to the opposite of of electronicly published books or newspapers, etc. "Treeware will never be completely replaced by ebooks."

    March 28, 2009

  • treeware noun. Printed material: books, newspapers, magazines and so on. See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/treeware.asp

    September 2, 2007