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Software Changes

13 Jan 2010

Guy English has written an insightful article on how software use changes. Just like the internet was democratised in the nineties, the same is happening to software – particularly on the iPhone:

“Apps” is fun. It’s fun to say, it sounds unthreatening, it’s a word sufficiently abbreviated that it takes on a life of its own without dragging to the forefront of peoples minds the more sterile and technical sounding “application”. Apps are not Applications – they are their own things. They are smaller. They are more fun. Apps are treats atop your technological sundae.