shelf-ware

shelfware

[shelf-wair]
noun Informal.
1.
Computers. software or hardware that remains unsold, unused, or underused: shelfware as part of a bundled license deal.
2.
ideas or findings that are not used or acted upon: The results of your market research can quickly become shelfware.
Also, shelf ware.


Origin:
shelf + -ware; in the sense ‘sitting on a shelf’

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