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RE: What would you like to see in WebRTC next? A low-level API?

From: Bernard Aboba <Bernard.Aboba@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:37:05 +0000
To: Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
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I'll provide some more detailed comments later, but would like to provide a few high-level thoughts (with my Chair hat off). 

Overall, my experience with developers is that they care most about stability and functionality. 

If there is a way to make something work, and if it is stable enough to deploy in production, they will incorporate it into their applications, even if many of would consider it a "hideous hack".  

So enabling something new, useful and solid is a good way to gain developer mindset.

Doing the same thing in a more elegant way can be intellectually satisfying, but can be hard to convince developers to utilize if their existing code can do the same thing, albeit somewhat more clumsily.

All this to say that if the goal is to create things that developers will use, it is often best to start from problems:  things developers want to do, but have not been able to do so far.
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