IM and Command-Line Interfaces

29 Apr 2006 - 1:30pm
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Dan Saffer
2003

Interesting post by Tim O'Reilly makes the connection:

http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/04/im_and_the_command_line.html

Mixing command-line simplicity with natural language sometimes makes
sense. I've thought a little about this after using SmarterChild

http://smarterchild.conversagent.com/index.pl

although SmarterChild has significantly reduced its functionality
lately, it seems to me, and has gotten much less useful (what do you
mean I can't "translate You Suck into French" anymore?). But you can
imagine a SmarterChild-like bot woven into an operating system.
Google, are you listening? :)

Dan

Dan Saffer
Sr. Interaction Designer, Adaptive Path
http://www.adaptivepath.com
http://www.odannyboy.com

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