[REBOL] Re: Jonathan Edwards >> subtext
From: jasonic::nomadics::org at: 27-Jan-2005 10:52
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I've stopped thinking that way - text is cool. Consider Web Design.
Someone hits a problem using their sophisticated WYSIWYG behemoth of a
program and asks you for help. But you use a different behemoth of a
program to design your websites - end of discussion. If you were both
working at the HTML level though, you'd not only be on the same wavelength
but you could also look at their HTML as well - which is a pointless
exercise with the sophisticated WYSIWYG behemoths.
-- Carl Read.
yeah .... 'Text is Dead <<>>> Long Live Text'
I like text too - just like I love books!
Of course it's not going away, but there is always room and need for some
other paradigms and original exploratoin
Any such extreme pov is bound to be wrong for some people.
For Edwards he needs to be reaching for something.
Carl S. says email is 'dead' but we all use it still etc.
Object-oriented programming and XML are 'dead' even as they grow daily
The most relveant aspects of Jonathan Edwards "subtext" that I thought you
all might appreciate are:
- courage in really trying to rethink things with orginality and insight.
- miinmalism and simplicity [how successful yet remains to be seen]
- If you follow his screencast something very Rebol like begins to emerge
That last points is the one I thought you'd most enjoy
The best example I can find of a median between your reaction and 'substext'
is Edward Ream's LEO