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Mobile Safari and Journalism, or the lack of it.

April 25, 2014

Mobile Safari

The New York Times Bits published an interview with the person who claimed to be responsible for the development of the first iPhone App, namely Mobile Safari.

John Gruber has a different take on it.

Judging by my inbox, an awful lot of coffee was spewed in Cupertino today upon reading Tolmasky’s self-aggrandizing description of his role in Mobile Safari’s creation. There’s a difference between “the developer responsible for the first version of mobile Safari” and “the developer who claims he was responsible for the first version of mobile Safari”.

UPDATE: Said one long-time trusted source: “He definitely was NOT the lead on the project and several other engineers made far more significant contributions.”

Personally I have been taking what news organization published with a grain or a boulder of salt.

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