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May 22, 2010

Compentization and Open Data
I’m starting to think the abundance of APIs is more of a problem than a solution.

Um, Did Google Just Quietly Launch A Web-Based iTunes Competitor? Yep.
This application doesn’t really do anything you couldn’t accomplish today by uploading your music to S3. For now people prefer these specialized applications to the native cloud interfaces but I don’t think this will always be the case.

Ben Franklin would have understood the plight of Twitter clients
It does look suspiciously like a bootstrapping problem. Note that blogging clients made it past this but that was only because there was plenty of competition in the blogging space.

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