For political geeks: Must-read piece in The Atlantic on Occupy Wall Street "API"

Over at the Atlantic, there's a great piece by Alexis Madrigal, A Guide to the Occupy Wall Street API, Or Why the Nerdiest Way to Think About OWS Is So Useful. An "API," or "application programming interface," is a term of art in programming for structuring communication between two computer systems or chunks of code, and Madrigal's piece explores the OWS movement using this metaphor. He makes a compelling case that the movement's replicability and extensibility gets a lot of its power from its flexible, open-source architecture. h/t Lis for the link!