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[REBOL] Re: Personal Programming and Rebol Promotion

From: carl::cybercraft::co::nz at: 17-Dec-2007 5:11

On Sunday, 16-December-2007 at 18:48:55 Ed O'Connor wrote,
>Thanks for your perspective, Nick. > >It is tempting to believe that "average" computer users are pretty >similar to ourselves, and that the feeling of empowerment from writing >scripts in a code editor or composing expressions on the command line >of a shell/interpreter would not be a foreign concept. But I'm fairly >certain that to the "average" user, this activity is regarded as >unfathomable geekery or voodoo.
Yes and no. For those whose response to "You can use CTRL X, C and V to cut, copy and paste" is "I could never remember that!", then yes. But for those who don't mind spending a day or two learning something new that'll be useful for themselves, then no, or at least maybe not. There's problems with REBOL for this though, starting with "How do you save a jpeg?" -- Carl Read.