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 ..