"When I mention the word app, what comes to your mind?"
Im probably totally wrong and haven't looked this up, but I always felt like apple stole the abbreviation "app" from the old "warez" pirate lingo where the software categories would be called "appz"
Until apple made it almost become it's own word, I had never once come across "app" outside of that pirate talk where it was quite prevalent.
I would hate to be starting a rumor right now, I'm just saying that's always been in the back of my mind. I'm sure I can prove myself wrong in a few seconds but I don't have an app for that