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Wait no longer for iPhone cut and paste

After waiting over a year for Apple to release cut and paste on iPhone, the team at OpenClip.org has decided to take matters into their own hands.  They’ve released a library that will allow any developer to add cut and paste to their own iPhone application and are starting to recruit developers to do just that.

I have a lot of respect for these guys.  I just hope they have day jobs, because there’s no money in building API extensions for someone else’s platform.  Sooner or later, if the extension becomes valuable, the platform vendor decides to roll it up in a subsequent release.  It’s a double whammy, as well, since invariably it means work for the application developer who now has to port existing code to the platform vendors “new” API.

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