People who frequently use the word "boilerplate" seem to either be:
* Aerospace engineers (although I'm told their usage is slightly different from the previous two)
@srol it's very telling that programmers adapted a word from the advertising industry
it's also a reason i so despise the word "content" because to so many it's just replaceable fluff between their precious ads
@hirojin my use of "content" there is a bit of a neologism, but a convenient one. It wouldn't have been just advertisers, it also would be comics syndicates like King Features or international reporting groups like United Press International. When I last worked for a newspaper in the 2000s, they were still using some of these.
@srol there's mention of the word "boilerplate" in the International Accounting Standards Board's discussion paper on Disclosure Initiative
Mostly about how it's not sensible for companies to just meet a checklist of disclosures, because some disclosures are not material/relevant to their particular nature of business
So for practitioners or preparers of financial reports, "boilerplate" doesn't have good connotations. Then again, many auditors disagree with these preparers
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