Over Unengineered
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ō'vər ŭn'ěn'jə-nîr'ed

etymology : Over+Un+Engineered
function : verb

1.The current trend in engineering to not start from the beginning if there is a problem but to fix the problem by adding more to the system to directly deal with the problem resulting in an overly complicated and inefficient product.

Example: Modern Refrigerator
Not enough insulation
- add more tubes and motors for coolant
- add fans to cool additional motors
- rewire for additional power or just add more insulation


Associated words + links
Machinic Phylum
Modern Generational Identity
Modern Efficiency

1. reference unknown

(Erik Thorson, 10/12/2007)
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