Critical Mass: N. In Physics, The Minimum Amount Of Fissionable Material Required To Sustain A Chain Reaction.

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:critical mass: n. In physics, the minimum amount of fissionable
material required to sustain a chain reaction. Of a software
product, describes a condition of the software such that fixing one
bug introduces one plus {epsilon} bugs. (This malady has many
causes: {creeping featurism}, ports to too many disparate
environments, poor initial design, etc.) When software achieves
critical mass, it can never be fixed; it can only be discarded and
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