So I’m really a geek. I have a set of Fridge Code (think Magnetic Poetry, but for geeks) that used to adorn the outside of my locker at Sloan (yes, world, you too can return to the high school experience with your very own locker! Just send us your GMAT scores and pony up your tuition!). People kept moving it around and I finally took all the words down except for one that I would rotate in and out. This weekend I grabbed one at random and put it on the front.
I looked at the word today after I completed my transition with the new leadership of the E-52s. What word had I picked? Deprecated. It’s perfect! Much better than lame duck or short timer. “Sure, you can ask Tim to do that, but he’s a deprecated interface these days so don’t count on him to actually finish it.”