Media Futures 2006: 3/5, API: Natural Expression from 1440 Gutenberg to 2006 Web Services

APIs are the printing presses of social media. Like Gutenberg’s machines, APIs are uninteresting in and of themselves, but absolutely essential for the transmission of important ideas between people. We learn about APIs by paying attention to what exists on either side of them: Who is the sender? Who is the receiver? What is being […]