I`m against banning words. Even bad words. But this one should be banned. Provisionally at least. So that people are forced to remember and use other words for things. When they do, the noun Project may be unbanned, just within its proper limits.
It seems nobody makes plans any longer; they "manage projects" instead. Nobody applies for a job; they "join a project". And what makes me really pissed off is books are no longer books, they are "projects"! An so on, and so forth...
Please! A translation is a translation, not a "project". Editing is editing, publishing is publishing, building is building and things in general are things in general, not "projects".
Well, OK. If naming everything and anything "projects" makes the English happy, it`s not up to me to tell them they might want to use other good words, and words of English origins, to boot, at least from time to time. But the loanword "projektas" has polluted my language, Lithuanian. I do not like that, that I don`t! Things seem to be similar with the Polish "projekt", and (to a somewhat lesser extent perhaps) with the Russian "проект", and with many other languages, I`m afraid. Happy, Projectors?
A book is not a project, but it might be a scam.
Thanks to "projects", among other things.