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  • n. feature creep


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feature +‎ -itis


  • They are edited products that cut through complexity, by consciously leaving things out - not cramming every feature that came into an engineer's head, an affliction known as "featuritis" that burdens so many technology products.


  • I like Netvibes, but they're suffering from featuritis in a major way.

    Netvibes Adds Multiple, Publish-Ready Pages | Lifehacker Australia

  • You've seen what featuritis did to Microsoft Office, since all surveys point out that 95% of its users only use at most 5% of the features.

    Cut and Run

  • Japanese toilet technology has developed creeping featuritis.

    Boing Boing: October 6, 2002 - October 12, 2002 Archives

  • This features arms race, nicknamed featuritis, made both browsers slower and more vulnerable. Headlines

  • The featuritis and busy-ness of other travel web sites is refreshingly absent from Frontier's web site.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • Designs succumbing to creeping featuritis are banana problems.

    Daring Fireball

  • Open source projects have historically suffered from featuritis and poor usability (even Wordpress, which this blog runs on, has a cumbersome software update).

    User Experience Network

  • An immediate problem that arises from too much consumer-exposure, is the danger of featuritis, reducing the real value you get from a product that is also a tool for something.

    Tech IT Easy

  • Not that SlideShare is perfect, but software companies have a natural tendency to slide into creeping featuritis, which makes for unbearably complex interfaces that look impressive



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