/not'werk/ A network that is performing badly.Said at IBM to have originally referred to a particular period of flakiness on IBM's VNET corporate network ca. 1988; but there are independent reports of the term from elsewhere. The joke sounds better in Russian, where "nyet" means "no", hence nyetwork /nyet'werk/.
Last updated: 2009-05-28
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