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[5]: MacApp
by old_git on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 02:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: MacApp"
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Actually the term App has been used for years as a shorthand for application and apple and approximately surprisingly.
Used in computing particularly LISP for some reason as a shorthand.
There was also datasoft's app-L-Lisp for the apple II circa 1981 (winder if apple sued datasoft)
There is also the book The Forest of App (circa 1984)

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