= D =
demo mode n.
1. [Sun] The state of being heads down
in order to finish code in time for a demo, usually due
yesterday. 2. A mode in which video games sit by themselves
running through a portion of the game, also known as `attract
mode'. Some serious apps have a demo mode they use as a
screen saver, or may go through a demo mode on startup (for
example, the Microsoft Windows opening screen -- which lets you
impress your neighbors without actually having to put up with
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.