"URLs and HTML metadata are the two most basic kinds of APIs. They are the best ways to encourage unintended use. The failure to recognize them as APIs, and therefore to design them accordingly, is of course endemic. It's not just library OPACs who miss these opportunities. Hardly anyone gets this easy stuff right."
Most technology should be designed this way. It's not a coincidence that the web is so diverse, big and immortal. The design is that of nature improved. And that's not saying a little.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
what this is:
Usually interface stuff
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