a mental illness that exists in the business world where someone, usually a manager, falsely believes that documentation will not only solve all possible problems that may occur, but also produce employees with an identical skill set and complete knowledge on the subject documented.
John's documentia led him to believe that servers would never crash and websites would always be available, even though Isaac had never completed the proper documentation.
von Hans Blixx 3. Dezember 2013
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Documentia: the onset of impaired cognitive abilities due to the repeated viewing of documentaries exposing the myths of justice, ethics and fairness towards the global planet. It may be static, the result of a unique global documentary exposé, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to collaborating but otherwise disparate viewings of individual documentaries.. Although documentia is far more common in the geriatric population, it can occur before the age of 65, in which case it is termed "early onset documentia". The advent of world wide "common man" communications continues to pull back the emerald curtain on the activities of the world bank and corporate megalomaniacs. Comprehension, too quickly digested, is the leading cause of documentia resulting in a pandemic of frenetic passionate dinner party rhetoric based solely on Netflix video consumption
Fervently and passionately arguing his point, Bob's early onset documentia had obliterated his rational thought. His dinner guests stood mouths agape. His rant ceased, the room fell silent except for a few blinks in amazement.
von Scribbler123 22. Juni 2012
Syndrome old Technical Writers get, especially those in the Technical Writing too long. Symptoms include forgetfulness, confusing simple words like there and their (words that have been commonplace for their entire careers) and replacing pictures with 1,000 words each. Similar to Alzheimer's or Dementia in the average public.
The Tech Writer knew he had succumbed to documentia when he replaced a photograph of a beautiful sunset with a corresponding 1,000 word description.
von VATechWriter 30. Mai 2013
The grueling, boring act of documenting large software systems, when none of the knowledgable staff is willing to assist in providing content nor review, and management is unwilling to provide funding nor direction for those responsible for completing the task.
Now that the software product has completed the coding phase, we are now faced with documentia before shipping the product.
von John B. Young 22. Februar 2006