Eu sempre me amarro quando alguém mete Darwin no meio de uma explicação sobre as mudanças de hoje. Desta vez, Sam Ramji cita as teorias de Darwin para discorrer sobre o novo modelo econômico desenhado em cima das APIs. Não deixe se intimidar pelos 167 slides, vá em frente que você não se arrependerá.
Darwin made the connection between adaption and evolution by studying the finches on the Galápagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands are a remote place. As Ramji points out, the finches that survived were the ones who adapted best to the severe environmental pressures of the islands hey inhabited.
Much is true for the evolution of 20th century business. In the early 20th century, the economy operated through a direct model. With the evolution of the business economy came a network effect that lead to new channels for physical goods. This shift in the economy meant the emergence of supply chains and ecosystems that ran on infrastructures made of roads, railways and flight paths.
Then the Internet emerged. The Web arrived about 15 years ago. People and the businesses where they worked went online with their own Web sites.
Today, the infrastructure is far deeper with API’s connecting loosely joined networks. These API’s represent a new indirect economy where business is conducted through interconnected services.