Great piece by Jonathan Libov on text-based messaging interfaces for everything in the future, it’s like the command line has come alive again.

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  1. Fascinating article. My worry is what if Foursquare’s suggestion of ‘Supper’, the nearby Italian restaurant, isn’t where you want to eat. Texting back “no, try again” three times in a row to get a good suggestion is a lot more hassle than just scrolling right past the places you don’t like. A swipe or a scroll feels like much less effort than a message interaction.

    However, as a whole I agree that text has a larger role to play than it currently does, as long as it’s rolled out effectively.