8. infrastructure |ˈɪnfrəstrʌktʃə|
the basic physical and organizational
structures and facilities (e.g. buildings,
roads, power supplies) needed for the
operation of a society or enterprise. the
social and economic infrastructure of a
Oxford Dictionary of English
25. "Framework," "fabric," "harmonise,"
"distributed," "interoperability"- are all
becoming words of equivocation &
prevarication. They are presented as
mechanisms to ensure robustness and to
distribute risk, but they are increasingly
code-words used to disguise and provide a
polite veneer to struggle over control of
resources and money.