Keep On Connecting: 5 Connectors That Changed The World

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From physical to digital, human evolution has been punctuated by how it can connect. Getting things to engage and disengage repeatedly and securely is no small feat. Outfunnel has a list of 5 connectors that changed the world:

Here’s a list of the first 5 connectors that started connecting things better and easier than before, and thus helped to create the world we live in.

1. Velcro

From humble beginnings in the Swiss mountains, Velcro has become a household name, synonymous with panicked parents desperately trying to get their childrens’ shoes on in a hurry. But did you know that it was NASA who came along and prevented Velcro from slipping into obscurity?…

5. APIs

First, a very layman-friendly explanation of what an API, or application programming interface actually does. Very simply, it’s a way for apps to communicate with one another. Regardless of what platforms those apps are built on or what languages they’re written.

Although the API was (and still is) a means for machines to communicate with one another, the fundamental advantage that it offered was that it made people’s lives easier.

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