Re: Rise of the Plugins

Shaun McCance wrote:

It's not uncommon for software producers to have terminology

guidelines that don't quite follow dictionary definitions.
In the software world, we often use metaphors and re-use
words with a sufficiently similar real-world meaning.

For "plug-in", the OED says:

*3.* /Computing/. An easily installed item of software or hardware that can enhance or add a specific feature to a system or application.

Proper dictionaries rule ;-)


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