Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2012 22:07 UTC
Apple "By the time I reached my office, I liked the name. Really liked it. I was committed. I could imagine seeing 'Safari' in the Mac OS X dock. I had to tell the team right away and, if necessary, convince them that they liked it too. Fortunately, and to their credit, they didn't need much convincing." Like I said - I love stories like this. Never liked the name 'Safari', though.
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by MOS6510 on Fri 21st Dec 2012 07:57 UTC
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Most browser names are a bit silly I think.

If we call the world wide web just "web", wouldn't it make sense to call the browser "Spider"?

Okay, it will probably put people off who don't like spiders (I'll admit that includes me, but I do not kill them), but it would be a very fitting name as spiders are the only ones that can move about webs.

Or if people "surf" the web, why not call it "Surfboard"?

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