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stove pipe v. to develop, or be developed, in an isolated environment; to solve narrow goals or meet specific needs in a way not readily compatible with other systems. Also attrib. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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stove pipe  v.— «“There are a lot of data processing systems out on Navy bases and stations,” he said. “But they’re, for lack of a better word, stove-pipe systems that found one specific application and solved that problem very...

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stove pipe  v.— «Each of these systems is supplied by different manufacturers with particular and typically focused disciplines. The various systems get “stove piped” and opportunities resolved within their discipline and...

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stove pipe  v.— «In short, Apple had the sort of confusion present at most older organizations, where databases grew up with stove-piped or isolated islands of proprietary automation.» —“In The New Era Of Systems Architecture, Apple...

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stove pipe  v.— «The net result was what came to be called “stove piping” where all centers began dueling fiefdoms—all intent on having their own min-NASA complete with efforts which unabashedly duplicated those resident at...

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pipe  v.— «Jiggs Bluster may have piped quotes and gilded scum in his time, but in the long run Jimmy Breslin offered this city a gift: he made it clear that the true experts on life are not officials and academics, but those who live it...

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