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January 13, 2008
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

:افكار و احلام Requiem for a rendering engine

"""Having laid out these feats of strength, it is time to remind everyone of the most shocking fact about iCab: all of this was done by one person, Alexander Clauss.

In spite of all the obstacles the modern web threw at browser developers, the fact that one man could single-handedly write an entire rendering engine that “kept up with the Jonses” and ran natively on Mac OS 8.5-Mac OS X 10.5 inclusive is nothing short of miraculous."""

As my friend Jamie Halmick once told me, it's all about the German engineering.

(found via Michael Tsai)