The term is mostly used for software on CD-ROMs , the large capacity of which leads some producers to fill it with all kinds of data (example: 20 different image converters, all of which do roughly the same thing) so that they can handle the large volume advertise the product.
In journalism , the transfer of content without customization is also referred to as shovelware . For online offers, publishing houses have often taken over large quantities from the print media 1: 1 without having been prepared for the new medium.
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