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[REBOL] Re: Language Popularity & Network Effects; Ruby & Mongrel

From: Izkata:Comcast at: 21-Nov-2007 12:09

On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 21:54 +1300, Carl Read wrote:
> On Wednesday, 21-Novenber-2007 at 9:00:33 Petr Krenzelok wrote, > > > > >Carl Read napsal(a): > >> >From the fashion industry one... > >> > >> "Trained staff in a minority language are going to be rare. This does not > >necessarily make them more expensive (nobody else wants them), but it does > >make recruitment much harder and more uncertain. Alternatively you have to > >train all your existing people in the new language. And for Functional > >Languages its not just another syntax, its a whole new way of thinking." > >> > >> Two marks against REBOL there. > >> > >> Still, he did suggest a road to popularity - find a niche and own it. > >What's a niche REBOL could create/take over? > >> > > > >Flash/Flex area - small, agile, distributed self-served PLATFORM, not > >just a language. There is long term plan - Altissimo - mixture of > >ViewTop, IOS, Altme, platform for small distributed apps. > > An online desktop then, but with no need of a central server owned by others? > > A Google for "online desktop" turns up plenty of attempts, but I suspect all of them are based on central-servers. In other words, designed for lock-in. (No time to test them. I looked at the offerings a year or so back, and some looked promising in that they were relatively responsive, while others were horribly slow.)
I've tried 3 or 4 of them out of curiosity, and all the ones I tried extremely laggy. I don't see how it's possible to get anything done on them.