Sweet mother of god
May 7, 2001 2:03 PM   Subscribe

Sweet mother of god don't let this be a double post. This little monster is for "the preservation of the command line culture". A whole lot of distractions in such a small bandwidth. Want streaming video? Try 'starwars'. Want adventure? Type... um... 'adventure'. Remember the good old days?
posted by jcterminal (9 comments total)
If I want adventure, I just start typing to Brad.

But maybe that's just me.
posted by anildash at 2:07 PM on May 7, 2001

Oh, and a warning: That link is a 625k text file. No, seriously.
posted by anildash at 2:11 PM on May 7, 2001

Looks like the index.html page is under 5k. Besides, all you really need to do is get into a telnet session and type

telnet blekko.com
posted by jragon at 2:20 PM on May 7, 2001

To clear up your confusion: Anil means that his own link is to a humongous text file. (Only 612K, though, I think!)
posted by redfoxtail at 2:32 PM on May 7, 2001

The best argument I always had for preserving command line interfaces is that they can easily translate to voice interfaces. So if you're designing a service, it's a good idea to think about a command-driven interface for it, whether it's to facilitate scripting or vocal interaction.
posted by girlhacker at 3:00 PM on May 7, 2001

This works too (I am Oliver, I work for the lazy. :)
posted by owillis at 3:52 PM on May 7, 2001

sweet merciful crap!

this is sweet!
posted by o2b at 5:21 PM on May 7, 2001

651,213 bytes for anildash's link.
posted by SpecialK at 7:01 PM on May 7, 2001

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