Tuesday, January 31, 2006

How MAPI beat VIM

I like reading Tom Evslin's blog, Fractals of Change. He's experienced and smart and often funny too. Lately, he's offered an interesting post on the history of MAPI in which he makes an important point regarding the importance of technological infrastructure and the importance of APIS.

"I was running the Microsoft Mail group when we developed MAPI and defeated VIM. So you can blame me (partly) if you hate your Exchange Server or your Outlook client."



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