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There's a good word for the anachronistic persistence of formal metaphors past their uselfulness: skeumorph.

Interesting, although it's maybe a bit too jargony for my tastes..

No way man, earliest citation from the OED is 1889, it's practically classical. I did first hear the word through Sterling, though, and you know how he is with the jargon ...

very interesting, and yes spelling it correctly, "skeuomorph", does reveal a much richer history. Then again jargon != new although there probably is a correlation.

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