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  • n  a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)

  • While I agree that iTunes is a bit of a kludge, Apple has the ability to create a whole experience that starts with the computer and extends to Mail, iPhoto, iTunes, GarageBand .
  • But the original telephone-time-telling technology was clearly some kind of absolutely fantastic retro-kludge: Richard Frenkiel was assigned to work on the time machines when he .
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  • Bruce Schneier in InternetNews.com
    The security risks of this database are enormous. It would be kludge of existing databases that are incompatible, full of erroneous data and unreliable,Bruce Schneier, a security technologist, told the panel. "Computer scientists don't...
  • Gen Peter Pace in Small Gov Times
    We're up now, after doing this for four or five years, to having some units having to pull from seven, eight or nine different units to kludge together the unit you need,Pace said. "We need to stop that. And we need to stop it on a...
  • Robert Scoble in Seattle Times
    He likes to use the word "kludge to describe clumsy technology. If you're a geek, you like him," said Robert Scoble, a Microsoft employee known for his online blog and a longtime friend of Pirillo's. "If you're not a geek, you're like,...

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