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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

          /twon'kee/ The software equivalent of a Twinkie (a variety of
          sugar-loaded junk food, or (in gay slang) the male equivalent
          of "chick"); a useless "feature" added to look sexy and
          placate a {marketroid}.

          Compare {Saturday-night special}.
          The term may also be related to "The Twonky", title menace of
          a classic SF short story by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner and
          C. L. Moore), first published in the September 1942
          "Astounding Science Fiction" and subsequently much
          [{Jargon File}]

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