From a discussion with a few peers in the industry.Â I was entertained.
peer> Now when I hear someone use the word “enterprise”
as an adjective, I have to ask them which of the four meanings
peer> 1.Â defunct and destroyed (the Enterprise aircraft
carrier from WW2)
peer> 2.Â ancient and nearly dead (the Enterprise nuclear
peer> 3.Â a nonfunctional mockup (the Enterprise space shuttle)
peer> 4.Â imaginary (the starship Enterprise)
peer> Typically “enterprise software” fits perfectly in one of
those four categories.
Name withheld to, of course, protect the guilty.