Thursday, January 13, 2011

Today's American Dialect Society News

From the Associated Press: The tech slang word “app” was voted the 2010 “Word of the Year” Friday by the American Dialect Society.

I actually know some people that were using that word extensively way back before 2005. And of course it was being used long before that by some people.

In case you wonder what the strange app icon is on the bottom row, it's Rendezvous, the first version of what is now called Bonjour (automatic local network detection and connecting).