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And so it begins…

When I wrote part one of this post, it set off a heated controversy. A lot of healthy debate, some agreeing and some opposing me. But, as I reflect on the whole episode, some of them seem to have missed a major point I was making.

If you read my article in full, you will know that I made one speculation and stated a few obvious facts.

1.I speculated about the question, “Are Public APIs going away?”, which as the title itself suggests, is a question, not an affirmative statement, and I asked it while citing some examples, and suggesting things might change along the way.

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