Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jun 2011 22:46 UTC
In the News As we reported earlier this week, Apple is busy sending out cease and desist letters to small, defenceless projects to defend its trademark application (it doesn't actually own the trademark yet) for 'app store'. This has prompted many a discussion over the trademarkability of such a generic term, and over the origins of the abbreviation 'app'. Who came up with it? How old is it? To my surprise - the abbreviation is much older than you'd think, and in a way, it illustrates quite well the demise of the programmer. What? Read on.
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Programmers & App Store
by fran on Fri 24th Jun 2011 23:56 UTC
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Apple has lost its "App Store" trademark case on another front against Amazon.
Seems App is to colloquial. Even in combination with store.
It would be like trade marking "Food Store"

Programmers are a booming profession of rising importance again and increasingly used to fill management positions. Below a link on a Microsoft initiative.

Not to speak of meritocracy structures in Foss and Linux.

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