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New Jersey

/nü jər-zē/

[primarily Stanford/Silicon Valley]

adj. Brain-damaged or of poor design. This refers to the allegedly wretched quality of such software as C, C++ and UNIX (which originated at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey).

"This compiler bites the bag, but what can you expect from a compiler designed in New Jersey?"

Compare Berkeley Quality Software.

See also UNIX conspiracy.