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A file of information provided to the users so they have one more thing to ignore before they fail to install or configure their systems for operation. Warnings contained therein can be wisely ignored because the authors of Read-Me Files, FAQs, Glossaries, Owner's Manuals, and other such wasted effort simply do not understand the caliber or the inventiveness of the persons that have purchased the product. In the context of the BOINC Client Software this file is one of the resources that are made available to the Participants in the Project to assist them in understanding the Project and the context within which their Project operates. Other resources available include: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Glossary, Owner's Manuals, and Forums.
Under "wasted effort" see "documentation, failure to read", sub-section: "environmental impact, negative consequences of".