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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I think OS News should sue
by Jennimc on Sat 25th Jun 2011 16:51 UTC
Jennimc
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2011-06-22

I think OS News should sue all the other media outlets out there because they have the word "news" in their title.

(Equally relevant)

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RE: I think OS News should sue
by Alfman on Sat 25th Jun 2011 18:59 in reply to "I think OS News should sue"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Jennimc,

"I think OS News should sue all the other media outlets out there because they have the word 'news' in their title.
(Equally relevant)"

Hahaha! The trouble with this is that OSNews is not a 600lb guerrilla; nobody will listen.

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