Dread Questionmark Disease
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DRECNET /drek'net/ n.
[from Yiddish/German `dreck',
meaning filth] 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
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.