[REBOL] Re: Mailinglist Advantage
From: david:may10:ntlworld at: 17-Mar-2007 19:37
Friday, March 16, 2007, 4:20:35 PM, you wrote:
> - Threading
> - Folding
> - Tagging [Linking & Markup]
> - Graphics
> - Global Search
> Usenet and decent email software showed us all loong ago that message
> threading is essential.
> Folding likewise --people need to expand and collapse sections
> Tagging [Linking & Markup] -- so people can caption, quote, identify
> thread discussions and relevant sections of them
> [see *purple numbers* as a nifty transclusion inspired quoting method
> Graphics -- for crying out loud, how is one supposed to discuss user
> interfaces, widgets and a building new better GUI meta-system if you
> can;t even put graphics in line ??
> Global Search -- and if AltME was hooked into accessibility idea instead
> of half baked stealth, rebol would and could be much easier to research
> and learn via Google etc.
> Like MANY applications AltMe is missing almost all the above.. what a
> pity. So much Rebol knowledge and interesting ideas flowing through, but
> lost effectively to anyone who was not participating at that time.
> The whole point of the internet is that it empowers people because when
> needed communication scales across time place and context.
> Hope it AltME is fixed soon.
> Yes live chat-based discussion is very useful.. but why not engineer it
> to be useful later?
> For example hook it up something like Chirga Mehta's Tagline Generator
> Why doesn't AltME PUBLISH to web in modern way -- 2007 style
> subscribable as RSS feed with a neat plug in?
> Why doesn't AltMe merge EasyViD so that Rebol code in line can be rendered?
> Why doesn't AltME use a page/book/tab metaphor like easy vide to allow
> one build REBOL projects - demos discussion and structure in one?
> Why doesn't AltME really show off what Rebol can do?
> One reason has to be that Rebol can't do easily things like folding
> trees, or threading. The GUI toolkits aren't really there yet.
> Never mind, Adobe Apollo, Flex and Connect are converging this summer
> and then we are going to see an explosion of cool cross-platform
> WEB-savvy collaboration apps which show what AltME coulda would shoulda
> been.. Is it too late?
it would seem , yes, ITS TO LATE.
for all the good rebol could have been, its missed so many chances to
progress, and theres far more been typed about why do you
learn/make/do it then it would have taken the can-do's to simply say
right, you want a simple cli to GUI script , here it is, build on that
its a shame that the so called internet2.0 has gained so much
mindshare and growing by the day ,so much so that people dont even
know or care what rebol can do if you write the code.