Justin Li


In the Beginning... was the Command Line

2007-11-23

Thanksgiving in a dorm room for the third year in a row. It's not that bad, actually. My family has never celebrated Thanksgiving, so in a way I don't know what I miss. I like Thanksgiving only because I get time to do what I want.

Today it was reading cyberpunk fiction, so I Googled it, and found this little article, "In the Beginning... was the Command Line." I read it first without the commentary, but they do add a needed update on the state of the art. It's an interesting read, starting with command lines but drawing in a lot of cultural stuff as well. I'm not sure I buy all of what the author is saying, but it was food for thought.

Afterwards I found the author on Wikipedia, and found that he is now an OS X fan. Hah.

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