[Ads-l] Antedating of "App"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 3 21:22:24 UTC 2016


No, I don't think the OED would count this, because, as Joel points out, it's an abbreviation.

Fred


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Will the 1957 citation, "Proc. Second Annual Computer App. Symp.", count?  With the period, it's an abbreviation.

Joel



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Here's a reference to "Computer Apps"  which appears
to be dated 1966

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_jh87954&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=agVVjfMjmM0dEUjagOQFLnyZsvzRMhVIt0n2v7xxSyk&s=WiITsJqtvrLhA3zBNcpCkRglwilzkvsJu1bQAF1KdtU&e=


For dating the publication pre-1968

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_zm4srt5&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=agVVjfMjmM0dEUjagOQFLnyZsvzRMhVIt0n2v7xxSyk&s=SfdO_heADLnjIQKEbPRA7UxpewJ8vP4k3PAod08lEQA&e=



And from 1957, we have "Proc. Second Annual Computer App. Symp."
Presumably there was also one in 1956.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_zsrc5xb&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=agVVjfMjmM0dEUjagOQFLnyZsvzRMhVIt0n2v7xxSyk&s=oaH1moFCfBM5LcH6VLHR1PhVjd6VTHxcVwTaQ1iRapI&e=

for dating publication 1958 or earlier :
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_z79ya9f&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=sRkhHMQo6W5Ird1lkQFqb23bCfSHAR2XjUSUG53db5M&m=agVVjfMjmM0dEUjagOQFLnyZsvzRMhVIt0n2v7xxSyk&s=sKOaqdByXqsRaHUk8cMA15P9dmrwsyepV2wEZaYP4no&e=

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