The reduction of knowledge to short, blurb-sized chunks, such as those found on a CD-ROM.
Example Citation:
Throughout the narrative, Davis takes his text beyond standardized "blurbification" found in other guidebooks with informative asides.
—David Johnson, "Book Review: 'Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year: A Month by Month Guide to Natural Events'," Journeys, November 20, 1998
Earliest Citation:
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, the richest film reviewers in the history of the world, are quoted in ads this week in what may be the ultimate in what Spy magazine calls "blurbification."
—Michael Blowen, "More cinemas coming to Cambridge?," The Boston Globe, October 15, 1989
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