Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 12:20 UTC
Legal This make me a sad little facepalming unicorn. Apple has just slapped the open source home server project Amahi with a cease and desist letter about the project's use of the term 'app store' - stop using the term, or face Cupertino's army of lawyers. Note: Please help me find out what 'Mac App' is, a supposed Apple product from 1985 - the first citation of the term 'app' in the Oxford English Dictionary. Another note: Okay I should've guessed that publications from that time could still correct company's horrid camel case spelling without unleashing the wrath of fanboys - it's MacApp, not Mac App. Gra├žias, guys!
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by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 19:10 UTC
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Okay guys, I need some help from people older than me. I have access to the full Oxford English Dictionary, and the oldest citation in there is from InfoWorld, 1985, 29 July:

"One step in that direction is Apple's recent beta testing of the new programming tools called Mac App."

What is this Mac App? Nor DDG, nor Google, nor Wikipedia have any mention of this. I'm at a total loss here. What is this? I'm sure we have some readers from that era - help me!

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