Thursday, August 28, 2008

Answering the Right Question

From a reddit comment on Ubiquity:
It's a natural-language interface to the entire web. And not a lame "find me the page at http://xxxxx", but "find the page, filter it of information, extract and cross-reference this data with multiple other data-sets and deliver the results to me in a format and medium of my choosing".
It's not really naturally language anymore than "Sam and Max" was natural language but the point of the filtering, finding, and integrating seems spot on to me - that's answering the right question.

It's a bit like Linus talking about how Subversion sucks (about half way through is a good place to start) - they made branching cheap - who cares.

It's this whole Unix pipes for the web thing I guess.
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