not ready for prime time
= N =
notwork /not'werk/ n.
A network, when it is acting
flaky or is down. Compare nyetwork. Said at IBM to
have originally referred to a particular period of flakiness on
IBM's VNET corporate network ca. 1988; but there are independent
reports of the term from elsewhere.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.