[REBOL] Re: REBOL & Flash/Shockwave
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 5-Dec-2002 19:41
Carl at REBOL wrote:
> Cyphre writes:
>>> .... moreover this would push Rebol into
>>> nowadays real multimedia spheres or even to 3D game and
>>> entertainment and
>>> kill all current popular and monopolistic giants like Macromedia Flash,
>>> Shockwave etc..
> As an old multimedia guy myself (Amiga, American Multimedia,
> Videostream, Bay, ABC TV,
> PBS TV, etc.), there's nothing I'd rather see than REBOL/media!
> However, I'd like to ask the group: doesn't Flash totally dominate
> this area? What problems
> does Flash have that would allow REBOL to gain a foothold? Would
> anyone accept it?
> I'm open minded, but I need some feedback from the group on this one.
> Please keep it short
> and to the point so I can afford the time to read it. Thanks.
OK, so will try to keep it short:
1) When demoing things, if I win some users for Rebol/View alredy - it
is because it differs from typical win apps! My users like it!
2) Eye-candy (demos) were always important.
3) YOU created one of the coolest technologies ever! Why to limit it? I
have not worked in Flash, but Cyphre and Oldes do! Programming in
View/VID is pleasure. If similar concept could be applied to other media
stuff, Rebol would imo definitely win some developer's audience.
Remember - what is natural for ppl? My answer is - ppl always looked for
multimedia. I can assure you, that smoothness of old A500 7MHz machine
still causes some wows with default PC Windows scrolling used ppl.
Wasn't it cool times?