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[REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, but.... Re:(4)

From: jsc:dataheaven at: 24-Sep-2000 7:58

On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> That's an attitude that might make sense if you believe the future > will just be like the present, and I'd probably agree with you if the > roads were still full of black Model Ts, but they're not and so I > won't. > > I don't see a future with just a few OSs having 90% of the market, but > dozens of them and in every device imaginable. And of course, > they'll all be chattering to each other over the Net. This is why > cross-platform matters. The future is probably no OS with more than > 20% of the market - when you include phones in the market... > > Like you I also drooled over an Atari 800, but bought a ZX81 instead. > Had two Commodore 64s since then, three Amigas... And you know what? > I'm sick of leaving my programs behind with each change of platform, > or having them become useless because of an OS upgrade. I'm also > sick of having to learn new programming languages with every switch > of platform. REBOL's probably a nice language, (give me time:), but > if it wasn't cross-platform I wouldn't be here. > > As to EPOC32, it's the Psions's OS. See... > They look kinda nice and kinda fun and are apparently quite popular. > Give me a good reason why they should be ignored?
Yes fantastic! _That_ is what I try to say whole the time. The future of OSs is very similar to REBOLs dialecting facilities! We will have highly specialized OSs but can run (With some limits) the same applications on all of them. Some applications will need a special OS/Device but a huge amount of standard software will run everywhere. Regards, Jochen Schmidt