It's even worse than it appears.
Definition: An API makes it possible to do things with a piece of software from another piece of software.#
Why is it interesting to think about what became of the Apps of the 80s -- because imho we still need what they do. I want to use one writing tool, the perfect one for me, and flow the text through various services. We know how to. Rather than just accept more and more editors, let's build interfaces that allow choice. APIs. We know how to do it. We just need one or two products to demo the concept and define the interfaces. Any blogging tool or newsletter mailer could take the next step. #

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