WHAT IS A TERMINAL SESSION?
Terminalsessions my friend, have been there for ages. Billions of people in the linux & unix workfield, are using it as we speak.
Because of its commandline interface (CLI), it has always been the most powerfull, but also hardcore way, to get things done.
PLAYTERM is intended to raise the skills of terminal CLI users, share their skills and inspire others.
PLAYTERM wants to push forward a new way of education, because terminalsessions are language-independent, extremely educative & entertaining.
BOOKS AND ARTICLES ARE NICE BUT..
Many books/papers & articles have been written about CLI skills, but why not show the real deal?
Thats why PLAYTERM replays your terminal recordings online.
If you would ask a unix guru, if his CLI skills were obtained by traditional education, the answer likely would be NO.
He would tell you, that the real skills are learned while peeking over the shoulder of your neighbour, while he's showing off his last tricks of the trade.
A SOCIAL PEEP SHOW
It may sound strange, but eventhough CLI stuff sounds like an isolated environment, it is an extremely social playground. Since the eighties, billions of users have helped eachother improving their skills, to get things done faster.
However, there was never a playground for sharing this live, but only peeking over the shoulder of your neighbour (or a *N*X screen -x session).
PLAYTERM wants to restore the actual 'live' feeling, which was once established in the BBS scene. There, the BBS'es system operators could 'takeover' a users's session..and show him the way around, or teach him a new programming language