There comes a surreal moment in nearly every profession in which perspective violently forces itself into our self-awareness. People with cooler jobs probably have that moment when they save their first patient or launch their first rocket. For me, the idea of building an API was this moment in software development. All those past black boxes which spat out results your life depended on: we can make those now.
Feel free to remain unfazed by this as I'm sure most are... for those of us who can't remember how they became an "engineer" in the first place, API design feels