M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

An analog journalist in a digital world

Imagine that: I was right about Safari 5’s Reader

leave a comment »

Download Squad has confirmed that I was more right than even I suspected in yesterday’s post about the Reader function in Safari 5 browser. It doesn’t just mimic Arc90’s Readability bookmarklet — it is Arc90’s Readability bookmarklet.

That means Apple is making big marketing hay out of its adoption of a feature PC users have enjoyed for years. Somehow, Cupertino has made this sound like a revolution in browsing. Well, it may be a revolution for the 10 percent or so of folks who live on Mac technology only. For the rest of the world, the proper reaction is “What took you so long?”

Read Dan Kennedy (@dan_kennedy_nu) for an outline of Reader’s Mac usability and a smart kinda-sorta counterview.

Written by Alex

June 9, 2010 at 7:10 am

Posted in Tech

Tagged with , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: