[REBOL] Re: starting to be really late!?
From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 8-Jan-2004 3:59
Good post - thanks..
> Before I close this overly long message, I'll posit a parting thought. Tim
> Bray and other bloggers have asserted that there are 4 main kinds of apps:
> * information retrieval & consumption
> * database interaction
> * content creation
> * games/media players
hmm... Well what's missing from on that list is 'thinking tools'
Rebol does good things to ones head, and especially in the context of what
else is out there.
I consider Rebol is a catalytic idea - a thinking experiment for programmers
not a product in the contemporary neoconpostdotcom sense. Or if is a product
then its true value is memetic. Part of its meme is programming for fun -
and programming to design and be different and anticipate where the 'new'
paradigm will be in 15 years..
But Rebol needs a home also, and I've always felt that it should be as a
first language or in some happy creative academic environment. Where people
are encouraged to invent the future and play with ideas deeply. It would
only take a couple of CS departments to adopt it. That's part of its Logo
heritage too. I think in France there is a the best chance of that happening
Elsewhere, I am sure the Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans would love Rebol, if
they knew about it , and if it would support Unicode.