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