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But the benefit of experience to organizations may decay over time due to forgetting of knowledge gained from experience in the past and possible antiquation of learning due to environmental change (Argote et al., 1990).
One about Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is a bit Joycean: Beneath the hellish shipcrush, Shackleton once celebrated Edwardian antiquation on one nevergreen endworldian Antarctic icefield.
In fairness to Mann, it should be pointed out that, if he aged Tadzio by three years--if, to borrow the term used in the antique trade to define the deliberate, frequently fraudulent "antiquation" of furniture, he "distressed" him--then he took a far greater liberty with his own fictional surrogate.
While London long ago wiped away its image of having nothing more to boast than pubs and a queen, Vienna's battle with its reputation for cozy antiquation lingers on.
If you've had your degree--whether it's an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctorate--for more than five years, your skills are already on the verge of antiquation. In order to avoid becoming "jobsolete," you'll need to get up to speed--and stay current with the ever-changing marketplace.
We discount the experience to account for possible antiquation (due to environmental change) or decay (due to forgetting) of knowledge gained from experiences in the past (Argote, Beckman, and Epple, 1990).