feature shock

feature shock

(jargon)
(From Alvin Toffler's "Future Shock") A user's confusion when confronted with a package that has too many features and poor introductory material.
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Some feature shock absorbers (which help to reduce joint soreness but aren't quite as stable), while others have inclined handles to reduce stress on the wrist.
FEATURE SHOCK: Geekspeak for a computer system (or any software or hardware, that has so many fancy lights and special buttons that it is confusing rather than helpful.
The more costly of these products feature shock absorbing bumpers at both ends of the stroke to prevent damage to the marker when fully extended on the forward stroke and to reduce shock on the return stroke.