A "Gee Whiz Project" is a project or design specification that is either overly complicated, requires a vast amount of resources to complete with little to no impact, or is totally and completely unnecessary or impossible.
Corporate assigned me a "Gee Whiz Project" today. I need to design and write a program to scour several thousand data sources with pinpoint accuracy and with a zero percent error rate with all results being returned in under 10 seconds. The artificial intelligence interface will then be required to ask the user how they are feeling about the search, and if necessary order the appropriate coffee or medication to make the user "feel better".
by corpse_in_a_cube April 18, 2009