Sunday, December 11, 2005

MAKE: Blog: The MAKEbot is here!

I've blogged a bunch about how I think AIM bot provide for a fairly unique and powerful UI. And now, as if to prove my point, Make provided their own bot.

In the past I've talked about how AIM bots allow you to query a service quickly. The make bot also IMs you when new info is available. In other words, they are using IM to push messages to the me, not even waiting for me to ask it for data. Very cool.

I did realize another reason why I like IM - especially on the sidekick. That's because you can have more than one IM conversation going at a time. Whereas you can only be browsing one page at a time. So now, I can check make's site, chat with my wife, figure out how to spell "fiddlesticks" and search for a kosher chinese restaurant all at the same time.


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