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Tazlima
08-03-2015, 11:39 PM
OK, there's a term for this, and I can't for the life of me remember what it is.

Let's say you invent a nifty new machine. Your competitors want to know how you made it, but you're keeping the design a secret. So your competitors purchase one of your machines, pull it apart to figure out how it works, and successfully duplicate its mechanism by studying the existing version.

What's that process called?

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ETA: Never mind. The moment I hit "post," I remembered.

It was "Reverse engineering."

Marlys
08-03-2015, 11:40 PM
Reverse engineering?

Tazlima
08-04-2015, 01:25 AM
Lol. Man you guys are fast!

Pony.
08-04-2015, 01:28 AM
Your post was reverse engineered to see what you were getting at