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critical mass
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In physics, the minimum amount of fissionable material
required to sustain a chain reaction. Of a software product,
describes a condition of the software such that fixing one bug
introduces one plus epsilon bugs. (This malady has many
causes: creeping featurism, ports to too many disparate
environments, poor initial design, etc.) When software
achieves critical mass, it can never be fixed; it can only be
discarded and rewritten.