|Wonder if this will take off....
||[Feb. 6th, 2007|05:17 pm]
I wonder if services like this will take off.
The trend towards open data and open APIs seems to be reinforcing itself. If demand grows for tools like this, then every webapp developer is either going to have to reinvent the wheel and roll their own flavor of this tool, or develop APIs that are world-facing so the toolmakers can connect up to the existing tools. I enjoy seeing all the new ways of using things that bubble out of this, but it still makes me ask how popular these things might become. Then those second thoughts come up and ask the metaquestion of if popularity is relevant ultimately, as long as the project achieves its goals and advances the state of the arts.
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