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safari (Archived) Orwellian translation required for this word: "depreciated". Thanks.

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http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/46904-strange-happenings-in-web-clipper-60/

 

macalba posted (about the latest version of clipper for Safari):

 

... and I've lost the ability to clip to multiple Evernote accounts.

 

jbignert (Evernote Employee) replied:

 

@macalba - multiple accounts feature has been depreciated, sorry for the inconvenience

 

Could a fan of George Orwell please look in the Orwellian Dictionary and translate "depreciated" for me?

 

Thanks...

 

I guess it's "Merry Christmas" from Evernote.

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Not sure where the sarcasm starts or ends here but, in the event it was a serious question, I'll just note that I believe either jbignert or his autocorrect misspelled "deprecated"

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"deprecated", now one really does learn something new every day; thanks.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprecation

 

Here are the "reasons for deprecation":

 

The feature has been replaced by a more powerful alternative feature.

The feature contains a design flaw—frequently a security flaw—and so should be avoided, but existing code depends upon it.

The feature is considered extraneous,

A future version of the software is planned to make major structural changes

Standardization or increased consistency in naming.

A feature that once was only available independently is now combined with its co-feature

 

I think this one needs to be added to the list:

 

"The really useful feature has been removed by the developer for no good reason and even if we did have a reason, we can't be bothered to tell you."

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