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Discussion on: The Light and Dark Side of the API Economy

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Thomas Wegmann

Isn't the API Economy just a natural result of the more general trend (and necessity) towards higher specialisation? It is simply not possible anymore or extremely hard to build a competitive product without building it ontop of proven, highly specialiced and optimized APIs. Totally agree with the importance of funding open source btw.

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swyx Author

"just"?

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Thomas Wegmann

Yea, meaning that it is/was inevitable. Like the industrial revolution, where you could boost productivity in your factory by introducing e.g. steam machines, which you of course couldn't develope on your own.

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"just" is too dismissive for the scale of this imo