n. A poorly designed, aesthetically unpleasing, or just generally useless Java applet.
Unlike cable's simple PPP connection, SBC uses SLIP-for Serial Line Internet Protocol. And the installation CD installed 125MB of spyware, craplets, and other junk to SLIP-enable my system.
—Jim Louderback, “DSL Reconsidered,” PC Magazine, August 23, 2005
1997 (earliest)
Java programs are called 'applets.' However, those out there are usually so useless, they are better termed 'craplets.'
—K. K. Campbell, “A little light reading, perhaps?,” The Toronto Star, December 11, 1997
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