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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RE[2]: Comment by _txf_
by Neolander on Sat 25th Jun 2011 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by _txf_"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

It was "The Crimson Permanent Assurance", at the beginning of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. One can easily find it on YouTube, sliced in parts. Awesomeness turned into a short. And an interesting underlying criticism.

Edited 2011-06-25 16:19 UTC

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