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anti-feature (plural anti-features)
- functionality that a the seller of a product (typically technology) will charge users to not include
- The printer's anti-features made it hardly worth using: the small $40 ink cartridges get blacklisted after first use to prevent refilling.
- "DRM and Treacherous Computing systems are, in many ways, extreme examples of antifeatures. Users don't want either and they are hugely expensive and extremely difficult for developers to implement."
- "We evaluate software and hardware not simply on which has more features but also on which has fewer antifeatures."