node created 2012/06/25
 6 y ago

Corporate APIs

Eventually the bubble will burst, and then we'll build on whatever open APIs we have, and the corporate APIs will explode along with the bubble. It has to happen, it always does. Until then, be smart.
 6 y ago


Businesses are not out to make money tomorrow. They're trying to make money today. When a CEO has to answer for the latest quarterly finance report, he's not going to think about how to make money 10-20 years down the road, when a kid grows up. He won't have a job by then. Even if he could have kept it, he would have willingly switched companies a couple of times by then. These big companies aren't run by a man who built it from the ground up, working out of his garage, some 10 or 20 years ago. The CEOs of these companies have no true sense of ownership, and no desire to see this "baby" of theirs flourish when they're long gone.
Long term isn't the only kind that exists. Short and mid terms are fine as well, as long as you find a way to monetize fast and early. Just be aware that the party may be over at any moment and, when it is, exit gracefully and before the crowd starts yelling for the already absent DJ to play just one more song. Use that time to find a different party to join to, one that's just starting.
 6 y ago


 6 y ago

The coming war on general computation

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We are on the verge of a purely HTML/JavaScript client world.
Somebody is saying this is inevitable - and whenever you hear somebody saying that, it's very likely to be a set of businesses campaigning to make it true.