And today that person is Thomas Howe.
The twenty-something-don’t-know-or-care-about-SS7 engineer will sit down and design their version of the hot-or-not site one day, and use a whole bunch of crazy APIs to put together the application. Then, they will go have a beer, come back, and say “You know, it would be really cool if you could just call the person you want to hook up with. Is there an API for that?” They won’t even consider for a minute the words “termination”, “LATA” or “CALEA”. They’re just writing an application. They need an API for some function, and it will take a few minutes to integrate it into their application.