[REBOL] Re: downloading Rebol View
From: carl:cybercraft at: 25-Apr-2001 19:30
On 25-Apr-01, Jussi Hagman wrote:
> Quoting Lok Yek Soon ([slok00--yahoo--com]):
>> Is it possible to provide an option to skip the
>> survey if we have already filled in once?
> Yes, just hit the submit button and you will be forwarded to the
> download page. The survey is optional (even it is not mentioned)
It is mentioned now, though it didn't used to be: "Before proceeding
with the free download, we would appreciate you answering the
questions below, but they are not required."
This is good, as many people are turned off by being forced to answer
questions about themselves when all they're wanting to do is to see
if they'll like a product.
I can't remember if you can install View without being online, but if
not, that could also make some people nervous. If it can't be
helped, explaining why they need to be online will go some way to
Incidentally, one complaint I've had about the REBOL way of doing
things is that "You won't be able to buy programs, you'll have to use
them online." Now, I know this isn't the case with general REBOL
scripts and don't expect it to be so in the future, but how do you
convince someone that REBOL's not the thin edge of the wedge to a
world where all software is rented?