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Wares

An informal word for goods for sale.
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A far cry from shovelware, it was an online newspaper only in the sense that it was a kind of village green, the cyber equivalent of the familiar malls and benches and boardwalks and other social intersections where people talked about spring training and remembered the days when they could play tennis without bottled oxygen.
Yes, this requires additional time and staff, and isn't something that can be handled by shovelware, but it will improve the results.
Papers that do run their print content online often resort to shovelware. The Los Angeles Times, for instance, merely pours its 100-inch-plus features onto its site without so much as a nod of recognition that the Internet is a different medium than print.
And, contrary to what some on-line gurus think, there will always be a place for shovelware on a good Website.
The truth is, consumers are spoiled: They expected CD-ROMs to look just like tv, and instead we delivered bad video and shovelware content.
"Too many electronic news products are simply shovelware, scooping up the old flat text used in the ink-on-paper product and throwing it on the screen," says Nora Paul, who directs programs for news librarians and news researchers at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St.
"Typically, in the early stages of CD-ROM development, companies were turning out 'shovelware'--they simply took floppy-based programs and converted them, without taking full advantage of the capabilities of CD-ROM," said one marketing executive.
He, and other speakers at the Expo, used the term "shovelware" to describe the types of CD-ROM products that contain "just about anything you can stick on a CD-ROM-text, audio, video, graphics, etc." Mr.
11 are the main shovelware concerns," said East Coast friend.