In this edition there's some insight into Netflix's architecture and Phil Sturgeon has a banger about HTTP caching. I spend most of the time, however, pivoting a Kin Lane argument about machine-readible (more like machine-*parsable*) API descriptions into an examination of "open" API developer programs.

"Companies' who create public API programs because they can, whose additional bandwidth and compute costs accrue faster than the revenue/mindshare they gain, who aren't content to be plumbing for someone else's storefront... they are not long for this world."

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