Making sense of Yahoo!Pipes

With all the traveling I’ve been doing of late, I haven’t had an opportunity to digest Yahoo!’s latest offering, Pipes. Luckily, there are a bunch of bloggers that have done a great job in dissecting Pipes (which apparently is a variant of a similar process on Unix based machines). Nick Bradbury has a simple, and wonderful, example of the power of Pipes here. Ismael Ghalimi – whom I recently had the pleasure of meeting – explains the power of Pipes from an Office 2.0 perspective by presenting us with an example.  Essentially, Pipes let you set up a semi-sophisticated filter to generate a customized output.  I can’t wait to get some time to tinker with Yahoo!Pipes myself.