inessential by Brent Simmons


I stumbled across this yesterday.

Screen shot of NetNewsWire's main.m source code file

In a recent interview I mis-remembered the original name of NetNewsWire (before anyone saw it) as CocoaWire—but I was wrong, its original name was AquaReader. (Which made me think of Aquaman the superhero.)

Even just a year ago people were still naming their apps Cocoa-Something or Aqua-Something or Something-X to make it clear they were OS X apps. That was a pretty dorky thing to do.