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    featured to death.

    Does this "featured to death" mean "extremely featured" as in "scared to death" or "starving to death"?
    The translation goes "featured and die(disappear), so this may be right, but I'm confused.

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    ex)Why do remote controls have more buttons than we have? The answer starts with the noble intentions of engineers. Most product-design projects must combat "feature creep," the tendency for things to become increasingly more complex until they no longer perform their original funtions very well.
    It is an innocent process. An engineer looking at a prototype of a remote control might think to himself. "Hey, there's some extra processing capacity on the chip. Rather than let it go to waste, what if we give people the ability to toggle between the Julian and Gregorian calendar?"
    The engineer is just trying to help - to add another astonishing feature that will improve the remote control. The other engineers on the team, meanwhile, don't particularly care about the calendar-toggle.
    Even if they think it's lame, they probably don't care enough to stage a protest : "Either the calendar-toggle goes or I quit!" In this way, slowly and quietly, remote controls - and, by extension, other types of technologies - are featured to death.

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    Re: featured to death.

    To do something to death is to overdo it.

    It has so many features that they have "featured" it to death.

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    #3

    Re: featured to death.

    So the translation is wrong, right? Did you mean "extremely featured"?

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    Re: featured to death.

    The translation is wrong. It is overly featured. There are too many features. It's confusing and it takes the focus away from the primary function of the device.

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