Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Planned obsolescence?

In the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology, companies plan obsolescence[i] into their product cycles. For example, if a product will be replaced in two years, why manufacture parts designed to last 15 to 20 years? Make it with parts that last three to five years. Before the parts wear out, the product is obsolete and company has a new product ready to replace of the old one!

Have Bibles moved into this cycle of determined discontinuance? In less than two decades the Holman Christian Standard Bible – which was first published as a complete text in 2004 – is now obsolete and soon to be replaced by Lifeway’s new revision/translation called the Christian Standard Bible. The translation is already available at the web site, as well as Bible apps. The print version is supposed to be available at Lifeway stores in March.

They just don’t make ‘em like they used to!

[i] the process of becoming obsolete or outdated and no longer used

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