One of the biggest issues we face right now in tech more generally is acronyms. They are pervasive and confusing. They assume a knowing that is often surface, and acronyms for terms like API, a.k.a. Application Programming Interface, take a confusing term and make it downright confounding. But that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, APIs can be understandable, and we have it from a very good source, Kin Lane, that they are potentially transformative for how we share, manage and control our personal data. Kin Lane provide a brilliant primer/narrative of the emergence of APIs here; http://101.apievangelist.com/
Explore that site, then come back here and think about the following discussion points:
According to Kin, What so damn transformative about APIs?
How are they different from RSS?
What are their limitations?
Is there a transportation metaphor for APIs?