“I now have a dozen little scripts that do nifty things with mail. […] And every time I write one, I feel like a genius. The whole system just delights me. I want everything in my life to work like this program.”

About CLI:

The power of this representation, though, goes much further. More difficult things can build upon the general pattern that evolves from the syntax:

create playlist “country plus katy” from last 11

Harder, but are we really ramping up the difficulty considerably over what we can achieve with a GUI? The GUI version of that last command isn’t hard, but it’s… fussier. It no longer “just works.”

“When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert.”

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