[lit-ideas] Re: Obsolete

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 09:33:44 +0000 (GMT)

Thanks for clearing that up.

Donal



________________________________
 From: "Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx" <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx>
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, 3 December 2011, 3:44
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Obsolete
 
L. Helm had written that the 1971 OED entry for 'obsolete, reads: "that  
which is no longer practiced or used", and was referring to this rumour that 
the  online OED version may have changed that to "that which is no longer 
PRODUCED or  used." We are happy to learn then, that, for the record, no such 
change has  taken place. The positive outcome of the discussion was L. Helm's 
philosophical  commentary on the 'planned obsolescence' concept. Cheers. 
Speranza


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