dumbed down

<jargon> Simplified, with a strong connotation of *over*simplified. Often, a marketroid will insist that the interfaces and documentation of software be dumbed down after the designer has burned untold gallons of midnight oil making it smart. This creates friction.

See user-friendly.

Last updated: 1995-04-14

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