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WWDC Day One

Wow, I'm tired.

So, as a preface, here's what I know about software development: just enough to know how much I don't know. In other words, once the conversation moves past features and functionality and starts getting into in-depth discussions of threading and memory management, I'm quickly going to be in over my head.

That said, I had fun at WWDC today. Even having to stand on line for 90+ minutes to get into the keynote room wasn't that bad. The keynote was fun, and Leopard looks like it's got some nice new functionality for end-users, and the fact that it will be fully 64-bit has got the developer I was sitting with jazzed.

I don't quite know what to make of the "Safari on Windows" announcement. On the one hand, given that Apple is going to pursue a strategy of getting 3rd-party apps onto the iPhone via Safari, it makes sense that they would push out the browser to Windows as well. It reminds me of the old Java "write once run anywhere" idea. It's great, if you can pull it off.

On the other hand, I also can't shake the thought that what they really should have done was to buy Mozilla instead.

Edit: forgot to add -- I'll probably skip days 2 and 3 of WWDC and be back in SF on Thursday. I have to get some real work done too!

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