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Snippet: The Blue Compass at Ten ☇

Shared on January 7, 2013

Don Melton shares the complete video of the 2003 Macworld Expo Keynote, which was the launch of the aluminum PowerBook G4s and, more importantly, Safari:

The good part — well, the part I really cared about at the time — begins 54 minutes and 52 seconds into this particular video. That’s when Steve says, “So, buckle up.”

I love that he started that way, because for myself and the Safari team, it had already been a wild ride. And let me tell you, we really could have used seat belts then as we sat in the audience squirming breathlessly while Safari made its one and only first impression. Spoiler alert: Steve was a demo god, network performance didn’t suck that time and Safari remembered all its lines.

I’ve been a Safari user since day one, transitioning over from Camino, and have flirted with a few other options, but Safari still feels right, even with the feature-creep it’s had in the past couple of years. As Melton was on the original Safari team, I quickly jumped at the change to subscribe to the RSS feed for his site.

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