= N =
New Jersey adj.
[primarily Stanford/Silicon Valley]
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.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.