White paper - a document released by agencies, the government or anyone who knows what they're talking about. They usually describe policies (those used by organizations), techniques (hacking
, oral sex
) and even products (the lates mobile phone
Hacking Bluetooth enabled mobile
phones and beyond – Full Disclosure
Another catch phrase dreamed up by corporate America disguised as "providing information" but in reality it's just a label hiding a crappy product pitch. Belongs in the same category as "proactive", "team player" and "touch base".
I printed out some white papers from the internet today and used them to wipe my ass with.
An executive summary; a report whose purpose is to simplify an unknown subject or product in a desirable way. Also, a report summarizing a session of parliament or government in the UK.
"We got another pile of white papers from M$. I threw them in the circular file."
"I needed to catch up on the day's decisions so I grabbed the latest white paper."
a brain dump to start conversation
I wrote a white paper.