InternetWebServicesAreCommandLineTools (ThoughtStorms)

Can't remember who said this. Maybe TimOReilly?

But they pointed out that many big internet-hits were basically just webified versions of Unix CommandLine tools.

Eg.

Web Unix
Twitter finger
Google grep
GitHub git / csv

Therefore, find a tool that hasn't been webified yet and create a service around it.


It makes sense. The patterns of behaviour (PatternLanguageForTheSocialNetwork) are likely to be rediscovered / reinvented in every new medium / network.


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