An on-line exchange:

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Wed Mar 14 00:31:24 UTC 2012

On 3/13/2012 7:10 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> Probably not. My own, bitter experience is that you have to click on
> an app, intending to launch it, in oder to be greeted by the
> unspeakably-annoying beach ball.

If you want an addition to your obscure term collection, I think the
"beach ball" is a "throbber".

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