Alec has a follow-up to Katie's story on Developer Programs. Alec is someone who knows about that world very well, for in his former life he launched Internet Explorer for you know who back in the 90s.
Alec remains hopeful that programs will learn their lessons and work with and for developers, not simply take from them. He references a "spin job" note he received from EQO, a company that recently lost their Marketing and Biz Dev lead Ian Bell who got them to the promised Demo Land, and which has changed their web site design yet again.
Saunders also alludes to the newly lauched AOL Developer Program in the post and must be excited about the possibilities of the AIM Phone Line Developer Program for his startup that is a client, iotum. While he gives Skype the benefit of the doubt, one has to be concerned when he cites the lack of some basic requests being fulfilled by the Estonian development team like a call transfer API.