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[REBOL] Portals?

From: gchiu:compkarori at: 14-May-2001 21:55

On a rather long car journey today, I was wondering what the killer application for Rebol might be. I was stumped! It then came to me that the killer thing about Rebol was the ease it makes of repacking web information. Even us hobbyists can do this sort of stuff. Now places like Yahoo turn themselves into portals, but often their relevance is missed on me at the bottom of the world. Sure it can be customised but not to any degree that I find useful. But if I could turn my Rebol desktop into a personal portal, well, that would very useful. So, I would have another icon called Portal in my left hand panel that brings me to a desktop where my agents have scoured the local newspaper sites, the weather, tv, stocks, etc looking for pages that have changed, keywords, and presenting them as panels on my main desktop. Sure I may have to write the data gathering agents myself first off, but later on I should be able to plug in agents written by those who share similar interests. Why don't I use a browser? I could except Rebol will scan intelligently for what I want and present it to me .. -- Graham Chiu