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four-color glossies

four-color glossies: 1. Literature created by marketroids
   that allegedly contains technical specs but which is in fact as
   superficial as possible without being totally content-free.
   "Forget the four-color glossies, give me the tech ref manuals."
   Often applied as an indication of superficiality even when the
   material is printed on ordinary paper in black and white.
   Four-color-glossy manuals are *never* useful for finding a
   problem.  2. [rare] Applied by extension to manual pages that don't
   contain enough information to diagnose why the program doesn't
   produce the expected or desired output.