Ahh this takes me back to high school.. the endless debates as to whether the mac had multitasking,
which of course it didn't because you could hold the mouse button down and halt the system (pre-emptive multitasking).
but of course it did, because apps written to take advantage of (co-operative) multitasking could.
bottom line, if you can do what you want, who really cares what it's called.
If devs want to play nice in the environment, it works well. better now than...