Why are "Mail" and "Address Book" nameless?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maclover001, May 10, 2009.

  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    #1
    We've got iCal, Safari, Photo Booth, iTunes, etc.
    But why are "Address Book", and "Mail" essentially nameless? It seems a bit odd.

    If it weren't for the old laptop, "iBook" would be a perfect name for Address Book.
     
  2. Biolizard macrumors 6502

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    I guess, like Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin.
     
  3. MrM macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad that it is just simply "Mail" and "Address Book," since the "i" originally stood for internet. It's just a trend now.
     
  4. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    #4
    It's not that odd.

    Column A:
    Aperture
    Final Cut
    Automator
    Dashboard
    Exposé
    Front Row
    Garageband
    iCal
    iChat
    iDVD
    iMovie
    iPhoto
    iSync
    iTunes
    iWeb
    Photo Booth
    Safari
    Spaces
    Time Machine

    Column B:
    Address Book
    Calculator
    Chess
    Font Book
    Dictionary
    Mail
    preview
    QuickTime Player
    Stickies
    System Preferences
    TextEdit
    And pretty much all the Utilities
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    #5
    Mail and Address Book are not nameless. Their names are Mail and Address Book, respectively.
     

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