Happy twentieth to Safari and WebKit
Safari and WebKit aren’t teenagers anymore. I just want to make note of that. To quote a previous post:
On June 25, 2001, I arrived at Apple Computer to lead the effort in building a new Web browser. It was also Ken Kocienda’s first day on the job, both at Apple and on that same project with me.
For that reason, Ken and I have always considered our start date to be when Safari and WebKit were born. Not any other position on the calendar. Only June 25, 2001. We were there. We should know.
That was 20 years ago today. Twenty years! Of course, it’s been over nine years since I retired from Apple. Obviously, I’m not a teenager anymore either. But I still remember that first day clearly.
So, happy birthday to Safari and WebKit and the team now tasked with their adult supervision.