firehose syndrome

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firehose syndrome

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firehose

INFORMATICS

A popular term for an absence, failure or inadequacy of mechanisms designed to control the flow of a particular thing–e.g., the porting of data, resulting in a sender overwhelming the recipient, by sending too much of a particular thing.

The term analogizes hoses; whereas drinking water from a garden hose is a safe and banal practice, doing so from a firehose would rip off the user’s lips.

Reference http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/F/firehose-syndrome.htm

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