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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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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