DRECNET: /drek'net/ [from Yiddish/German `dreck', Meaning Filth] N.

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:DRECNET: /drek'net/ [from Yiddish/German `dreck', meaning
filth] n. Deliberate distortion of DECNET, a networking protocol
used in the {VMS} community. So called because DEC helped write
the Ethernet specification and then (either stupidly or as a
malignant customer-control tactic) violated that spec in the design
of DRECNET in a way that made it incompatible. See also
{connector conspiracy}.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary