Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:00 UTC
Legal There's a scene in American Beauty where Kevin Spacey masturbates in the shower, while his voice-over states: "This will be the highlight of my day. It's all downhill from here." That's how I feel right now. We just had Microsoft suing Barnes & Noble, which was already pretty low to begin with, but Apple just upped the ante by suing Amazon... Over the 'app store' trademark. For the love of god.
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I'm by no means a apple fan boy but...
by sagum on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:26 UTC
sagum
Member since:
2006-01-23

For me, when I think of "app store" all that springs to mind is a goto place for the apple related software. I'd be quite confused to see android or even wp7 apps there.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

For me, when I think of "app store" all that springs to mind is a goto place for the apple related software. I'd be quite confused to see android or even wp7 apps there.


If that's what you're used to, but for example to me "app store" means a place where I can buy applications and games. Ie. "app store" means "application store", a generic term like e.g. "hammer" means, well, a hammer.

Every OS has applications and games and a store is a store so it feels really stupid to try to claim it is somehow Apple-only.

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

Using your logic, Microsoft should lose their trademark Windows then. I'm all for that.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

WereCatf,

"If that's what you're used to, but for example to me 'app store' means a place where I can buy applications and games. Ie. 'app store' means 'application store', a generic term like e.g. 'hammer' means, well, a hammer."

For me, when I think of 'hammer store' all that springs to mind is a goto place for the MC-Hammer related merchandise. I'd be quite confused to see any hardware or even pork products there.

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xaoslaad Member since:
2006-03-07

just call it "app depot"... done.

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