Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How the Command Line Became Mainstream Again -- Following: How We Live Online (New York Magazine)

Less WIMPy
"“Magic words” are easy, and they feel fresh and new compared to the button- and menu-heavy interface for posting status updates to Facebook. But they’re about as old a user interface as you can imagine. Peach is the latest app to turn away from a pure GUI, a “graphical user interface” that relies on buttons and icons, and back toward a watered-down version of a CLI, the text-based “command line interface” that was the defining method of using personal computers until the 1980s, joining much bigger peers like Apple, Microsoft, Slack, and, yes, Facebook in an attempt to rethink how we interact with our various devices by looking at computing’s past."
How the Command Line Became Mainstream Again -- Following: How We Live Online
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