Saturday, February 8, 2003

Being Better

John Gruber:

The only way to see the Mac as unsuccessful is to compare it to Windows on Microsoft’s terms—market share and raw profit. And that’s exactly how analysts and the PC press cover the Mac.
There is a difference between when Apple steps on the toes of cross-platform developers like Opera and Netscape, and when they do it to Mac-only developers like Karelia. Watson is exactly the sort of third-party software Apple needs for the Mac: original, useful, fun, and only for the Mac. Opera is exactly what Apple doesn’t need: exactly like the Windows version, but six months behind.

That and Microsoft was right: the operating system should include a browser. WebKit will be huge for Mac developers.

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