inessential by Brent Simmons

Tim on NFC

Tim Bray, A Word on NFC:

There is a large and in­ter­est­ing class of prob­lems where push­ing bits across nar­row gaps is use­ful. For a sub­set, re­quir­ing ac­tu­al phys­i­cal in­ti­ma­cy is a must-have; for the rest, it’s not a prob­lem. So here’s hop­ing Ap­ple pub­lish­es a sen­si­ble API in iOS.nex­t.