Documentation N. The Multiple Kilograms Of Macerated, Pounded, Steamed, Bleached, And Pressed Trees That Accompany Most Modern Software Or Hardware Products (see Also Tree-killer).

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documentation n.

The multiple kilograms of macerated,
pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most
modern software or hardware products (see also tree-killer).
Hackers seldom read paper documentation and (too) often resist
writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and on-line. A common
comment on this predilection is "You can't grep dead trees".
See drool-proof paper, verbiage,