Matthias Guenther (Quark):
And just FYI, we are slowly deprecating host-based separations in QuarkXPress and most likely we won't offer it at all in the next major version of QuarkXPress anymore.
Matthais, I take it that its the third use of "deprecating" below, although I suspect the original usage of praying that it would go away is more apt
1. To express disapproval of; deplore.
2. To belittle; depreciate.
3. Computer Science To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
Usage Note: Deprecate originally meant "to pray in order to ward off something, ward off by prayer." Perhaps because the occasion of such prayers was invariably one of dread, the word developed the more general meaning of disapproval,
If Tech Supports advice is "to know where your towel is" could you get back to us!
"so long and thanks for all the fish"
... there was the puzzle of why the sun came out during the day, instead of at night when the light would come in useful.