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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RE[3]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by tupp on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
tupp
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2006-11-12

It might be worthwhile to search earlier books and magazines in Google Books. I think I limited my search to magazines after January, 1982.

By the way, there does seem to be a connection between this early use of the term "apps" and Apple computer -- after all, these listings were located the "Jobs" section of the magazine.

Edited 2011-06-22 20:58 UTC

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