Bot window as command line of the future

I visited Matt’s blog today after finding his Google script that I’ve adopted, and followed an interesting link to an article, “Search the web via IM”, in which Matt is interviewed regarding Googlematic. It’s interesting that the ideas expressed at the start of the article:

  • Do you use your IM client so much that you feel like you live in it? Would you like to use it for tasks other than one-to-one communication — say, for looking up Web pages? *

are in line with what I wrote about in an article about Jabber and bots called “Is Jabber’s Chatbot the Command Line of the Future?”.

I do like the idea of permanent windows opened and connected to bots providing services.