n.— «It’s called fractional ownership, which dates to the 1960s time shares, Fortune (March 12) reports. In 1986, NetJets sparked a high-end trend when it began selling shares of planes, after which luxury resorts got into the act and, before you knew it, “time share” wasn’t a bad word anymore. “Now the range of asset-sharing arrangements aimed at the well-heeled has expanded to include not only vineyards but golf, handbags, jewelry, yachts and autos.” But the advent of “partsumers,” as they are called, is also changing some basic attitudes toward ownership and consumption.» —“Who says rich don’t share?” St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota) Mar. 11, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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