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dead tree

dead tree in Technology
publication, jargon
Use of this term emphasises the waste of natural resources and limited features available from the printed form of a document compared with an electronic rendition.
E.g. "I read the dead tree edition of the Guardian ( on the train".
See also tree-killer.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • Following its customary routine, it went forth at dusk to catch another muskrat, then winged into the dead tree.

    Swamp Cat James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Nan, however, did not mention to Toby the haze rising from the dead tree.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • "And he ain't such a little chap that he could hide under the bark of a dead tree either," remarked Davy, scornfully.

  • Then she glided into the narrow channel and around the dead tree.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • The brute must've shied at the dead tree near the gully, the ground was cut up round it.

    The Pioneers Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • Yes; you see that this dead tree seems, as it were, welded to the mountain?

    The Trapper's Daughter Gustave Aimard
  • He decided that a dead tree lying across the river would, at a pinch, serve for a bridge, and he ventured upon it.

    A Daughter of the Dons William MacLeod Raine
  • Look, there are three other Indians waiting for us by that dead tree!

  • One of them got a grip on Jack as he leaned against the dead tree trunk.

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