|Updated: 7/18/2002; 6:00:04 AM.|
|So many islands, so little time
Living in Indonesia and learning to Weblog via Radio (along with many other very random thoughts and stories).
Regarding why the Google API is signicant, Dave says: "Google is the leading search engine. When the Macintosh platform went through this layer of technology in the early 90s, a simple utility called Stuffit got it started. Then Pagemaker, Filemaker, Quark, the Finder; and from there, scripting interfaces became commonplace. Some may want an orderly deployment of common practices, but leaders can move more quickly, and they will, and that's good."
I was the program manager responsible for scripting in PageMaker at Aldus (now Adobe) back then. I remember going to dinner with Dave one night to talk to him about scripting. We wanted to get it right and knew he could help. Dave probably doesn't remember any of that and I'd forgotten that we were on the bleeding edge then. It was over 10 years ago. Man, can't believe it's been that long. Well, I live in another world now (literally) and am happy to be a consumer of Dave's team's work. Keep it going guys. (And thanks Lawrence!)