By John Gruber
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It has come to my attention that, with regard to my comments on Bare Bones Software’s TextWrangler, my suggestion that it ought to have been named “BBEdit Junior” is widely hailed as one of the worst ideas ever.
Though everyone seems to agree that it would have been a good idea to include “BBEdit” in the name, in some way, there is also universal agreement that tacking on “Junior” was not the way to do it.
One reader in particular, who shall remain nameless, but whom I am married to, went so far as to profess that even “AssWrangler” would have been a better name than “BBEdit Jr.”, let alone “TextWrangler”.
Harsh criticism notwithstanding, I stand behind my suggestion. If “Junior” was good enough for the Banana Electronics corporation’s legendary Banana Junior 6000, then it’s certainly good enough for BBEdit.