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  • But the underlying reasons why these "skunkwork" projects break out are deeply understood by Gates, often years before they emerge in the dynamic of the time.

    TechCrunch

  • You can upgrade your Windows 7 Beta install if you've got one, but it's not recommended, and takes a bit of skunkwork.

    Gizmodo

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  • Interesting info re: the origin of the term at Wikipedia. Originally from a 1940's comic strip.

    Usually in plural: skunkworks or skunk works.

    August 14, 2008

  • Perhaps he meant scutwork?

    August 14, 2008

  • Used by my one of my bosses in a meeting. I understood what he meant by the context, but... WTF? Can anyone enlighten me? (About the word, not my boss.)

    August 14, 2008