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[REBOL] Re: My two cents

From: carl:cybercraft at: 14-Jun-2001 12:45

On 14-Jun-01, Fantam wrote:
> Hi Carl and RT folks, > I just wanted to express my opinion concerning marketing concepts: > On the rebol homepage, you can read a quote by Carl, saying: > Compare running a spreadsheet on your local computer to running a > similar application on a web site. Which would you prefer? > When I saw this, I thought, well, of course I prefer running it on a > local computer. My computer isn't always connected to the network. > And even if it was, still I would rather run it locally. > Then I saw you can click on the quote, and you get to the rebol faq. > There you can read further: > You like the performance of the local spreadsheet, but you liked the > networked data that's in the web page. > Do I? Why?
Because the data you want in your spreadsheet happens to be in the webpage. A REBOL app will be running on your local computer, but it can be grabbing the data it processes from anywhere on the networks it has access to. And if that data changes often, it can check for that and update things as needed. Yet your app will still run when you're not connected to the network/s, it just may be that you're not using the most up-to-date data.
> With distributed computing you will get both. > I guess I just don't get it, right?
-- Carl Read [carl--cybercraft--co--nz]