Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 16:08 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces A couple of days ago I read a blog post by Stephen Ramsay, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. In it, he mentions that he has all but abandoned the GUI and finds the command line to be "faster, easier to understand, easier to integrate, more scalable, more portable, more sustainable, more consistent, and many, many times more flexible than even the most well-thought-out graphical apps." I found this very thought-provoking, because, like Ramsay, I spend a lot of time thinking about "The Future of Computing," and I think that the CLI, an interface from the past, might have a place in the interface of the future.
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RE: Comment by jollix
by Phloptical on Sat 6th Aug 2011 16:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by jollix"
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Why does it see that some comments arguing against CLI are modded down? Most are valid points of debate against a culture that is inevitably going the way of the AM radio because, face it...CLI is dying. Eventually all the dinosaurs that grew up banging away at keyboards for 2 minutes, just to begin a process that will last (at most) 30 seconds, will eventually retire/conform/die or simply go away.

Edited 2011-08-06 16:30 UTC

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