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Working as Designed

/wər-kiŋ əz di-zīnəd/


adj. 1. In conformance to a wrong or inappropriate specification; useful, but misdesigned.

2. Frequently used as a sardonic comment on a program's utility.

3. Unfortunately also used as a bogus reason for not accepting a criticism or suggestion. At IBM, this sense is used in official documents!

See BAD.