Last night I went to a panel run by the NYC Media Lab, a new thing. One of the presenters was Brian Stelter of CNN. He wished he had an app that sent him email when one of his stories was on the front page, so he could do a quick review and edit. He said he didn’t know who to ask. I thought it was a good and interesting idea.
I love ideas that come from users, because it means there will be at least one user for the software. Maybe others want it too. Such ideas have grounding.
If the web were developing well, from its humble beginnings in the 90s, by now a website would be a scriptable data structure that could be queried. You’d write a script in a BASIC-like language that got a pointer to the structure representing cnn.com, looked at the list of articles.
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