notwork

notwork

/not'werk/ 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.

notwork

A network that is not functioning.
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Like the boss of "Notwork" Rail, Mark Carne, getting a PS50,000 bonus, despite overseeing a sharp rise in cancelled or late trains under his tenure.
He said: "I liked the formation at Everton and the only reason it did notwork was because of our frailties in defending when we are at 2-2 and went gung-ho for the winner.
An inquest over Christmas train chaos is under way and "Notwork" Rail boss Mark Carne won't take his monster bonus.
DAILY POST SAYS Page 8 SYSTEMDOES NOTWORK IN RURAL GWYNEDD TWO 'MINI' HUBS MAY GET MORE POLICE OFFICERS NOW THE HUB system of policing has not worked in rural areas, a top police officer has admitted.
"But it is just does notwork thatwhen you play Cardiff, Coventry, Nottingham and Belfast.
A SCRAPPED defence project which cost taxpayers pounds 113m is a lesson in how public sector bodies "should notwork together," a committee of the National Assembly has said.
To say that might have shown moral courage, but Mr Byles' mind does notwork thatway.
"But it did notwork out and took away things we are good at.
WHEN on earth will the clowns at Notwork Fail get their act together?
Mr Redwood also attacked the Government's handling of the Post Office, the railways - telling the conference Network Rail should be renamed Notwork Rail - and the Millennium Dome.
Notwork: a network that doesn't; often used by technical staff as a (not affectionate) term of reference aimed at their company's electronic infrastructure.