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[REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, but.... Re:(5)

From: tbrownell:yaho:o at: 24-Sep-2000 11:15

True, but the "status quo" isn't going to just roll over and die. If they don't "get a mit and get in the game" they'll vanish. A couple of years ago Apple nearly folded up. What pulled them back from the edge of oblivion? Jobs and some new designs. We see it often, superior products that can't crack the status quo. Tell me. What killer app, what "must have" will any new OS bring that won't be ported by Gates and others within weeks as they did with browsers, e-mail, servers etc.? But with one HUGE difference. The new OS starts off with 0% of the market share, while the others, 100 %. I remember poking around with OS/2 when it came out. If I recall, multi-tasking was it's big feature, until the competition came along and BAM, your Amiga Toast(er). I'm not a Microsoft pundit, I don't like monopolies and will drop them in a moment when a POPULAR, SUPERIOR product comes along. The Microsoft/Intel dynamic duo has had this advantage - cheap. And nothing puts you into the status quo faster than that. Imagine if Rebol/Core came out at $99 with no demo software. A bargain no doubt. But I dare say this list would be a lot thinner. It's not the tools, but what you do with them. It's about ideas. What can you do with Rebol that you can't do with the language it's layered on? But the idea is great. Rebol allows those that have ideas, but not the 5 years to learning C (or whatever) bring those ideas to fruition. T Brownell --- [jackseay--earthlink--net] wrote: