HorizontalSoftwareAsDataStructure (ThoughtStorms)

Good JoelSpolsky article. Musing on Trello.

"The great horizontal killer applications are actually just fancy data structures."

https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2012/01/06/how-trello-is-different/


"Horizontal" is Spolsky's term for an idea very similar to my thought that the best applications capture syntactic rather than semantic commonalities : SemanticCommitment

So, yes, horizontal (syntactic not-semantic) applications are basically data-structures.


Does this mean data-structures are applications? Like JonathanEdwards's SocialDataStructures?


Who was that guy that pointed out that InternetWebServicesAreCommandLineTools? Similar principle.


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