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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Comment by Liskat
by Liskat on Sat 25th Jun 2011 01:28 UTC
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You should be able to trademark letters, like the letter 'i'. I honestly think these systems were put in place to protect one, but abuse always seem to happen.

Edited 2011-06-25 01:31 UTC

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