Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and Google+.
The word “shoddy”, used to refer to something of poor construction or quality, dates back to the U.S. Civil War wherein “shoddy” was a type of cheap and inferior fabric that was the byproduct of wool processing and sometimes used for military uniforms. A shoddy-fabric uniform was of much lower quality than a proper wool garment.