The app you're looking for is your computer (a brief rant) Show more
I ran into that expression in a reddit post, that I will never be able to find again because search no longer looks for what you asked it to.
This was the unix philosophy in a nutshell. It wasn't just about each program doing one job, or the programs connecting, it was about the entire computer being what you use to do your job.
And now it's so broken that for most software bloody *cutpaste* is the height of interprocess communications.