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/drek'net/ [Yiddish/German "dreck", meaning filth] Deliberate
distortion of DECNET, a networking protocol used in the VMS
community. So called because DEC helped write the Ethernet
specification and then (either stupidly or as a malignant
customer-control tactic) violated that spec in the design of
DRECNET in a way that made it incompatible. See also
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