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Nonkiller Apps Are The Future: Here's Why

John Pavley | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
John Pavley

I assume the term killer app came from the phrase "to make a killing." I never thought much about the metaphor -- the use of the word "killing" as a synonym for "succeeding" or "winning." But it's a little creepy to think about what the word killer really means. After all, a "murder app" or "homicidal app" doesn't sound appealing, and yet all these words are interchangeable synonyms.