Unix commands translate into business models

Unix is a large part of my work life and it was interesting to read Marc Hedlund’s blog on O’Reilly Radar where he notes –

One of my favorite business model suggestions for entrepreneurs is, find an old UNIX command that hasn’t yet been implemented on the web, and fix that. talk and finger became ICQ, LISTSERV became Yahoo! Groups, find and grep became Google, rn became Bloglines, pine became Gmail, and bash is in the process of becoming Yahoo! Pipes. I didn’t get until tonight that Twitter is wall for the web. I love that.

I love that too 🙂
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