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An interesting discussion is going

An interesting discussion is going on over at MetaFilter regarding instant messaging chat bots. Mo Nickels posted some thoughts about what ActiveBuddy is up to, as well as his idea for “the killer app for chat”: “a Lynx-like web browsing interface on AIM”. I followed up with some ideas I’ve been thinking about over the last few weeks about how IM could be a command line interface for the simple, text-only tasks that people frequently use the Internet for.