Today, I heard someone say, “We need to get our Rolodexes together and see who we can reach out to.” Now, I do recall my father’s Rolodex that say on his home office desk in the 1990s. It was very useful… in the 1990s and before. But, in 2017, I am pretty sure that there are plenty of young professionals who can’t visualize a Rolodex without Googling it. For instance, I’m pretty certain that, if I asked my 21 year old intern if he knows what a Rolodex is, he’d say no.
I say that to say this: Context clues don’t always work. If your jargon is outdated, retire it.
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