“Safari”, Kurt whispered.
I didn’t say anything. But Kurt must have noticed that I was more relaxed. “Dazed” as he described it to me later. Probably a little stupider looking than usual, too.
“What do you think?” he asked.
I honestly didn’t know what to think. My mind was a blank because I just didn’t expect it. The name seemed to come out of nowhere. It sounded more foreign at that moment than its actual origin.
“It doesn’t suck,” I finally offered. Don Melton
Well, it definitely sucks less than ‘iBrowse’.
Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Safari was launched, and how many things happened on the web since. I remember my first encounter with Apple’s browser, back in 2005, at my first job. I wasn’t particularly impressed with anything on the MacBooks – no right-click button on the mouse, Apple, seriously?! – but I loved the browser! In fact I loved it so much that I even tried it out on Windows, a couple of years later – where it wasn’t such a pleasant experience anymore… But I was left with a strange fondness for WebKit, that later translated into my loyalty for Chrome. I keep thinking that Apple could have had more success with Safari on Windows if they took that project more seriously and launched it earlier. By the time Safari landed on Windows, Apple was probably on the way to convert it into a mobile touch-enabled browser.