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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Why does the name bother people?
by MacTO on Fri 21st Dec 2012 15:38 UTC
MacTO
Member since:
2006-09-21

It's a name. It's how we refer to a product. It doesn't carry an awkward connotation that makes it embarrassing to mention. It doesn't have a single letter prefix or other phonemic atrocity that makes it awkward to say. It doesn't have camel case or otherwise odd capitalization that breaks with writing conventions.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

It doesn't have a single letter prefix or other phonemic atrocity that makes it awkward to say.


Apparently they were saving that for atrocity known as iWeb - which is incidentally one of the worst website editors ever devised. It's like Apple's developers looked at spaghetti code produced by Dreamweaver or Frontpage, and then thought to themselves "Pfft, that's nothing, we can generate much, MUCH worse output than that."

iWeb: the only reason I've ever had to use an OCR program to get the body text from a goddamn'd webpage.

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