[REBOL] Re: CitrusWeb sample - so you want to edit?
From: carl:cybercraft at: 20-Mar-2004 6:58
>Statistically, it is quite credible that over 90% of the desktop
>public uses Windows and IE (based on random sampling).
>However, if one or more of the following apply:
>- you can name a platform other than Windows or Mac
>- you've ever written a program or script with a computer language
>- you've heard of REBOL
>- you meet certain demographic patterns (i.e., live outside the US,
>are over the age of 25, are male, etc.)
>Then you're probably outside of that 90% demographic.
So, 90% of desktop users are US females under the age of 25? ;-)
I've no doubt you're right that I'm more likely to know non-IE users than most, but how's
REBOL to succeed if it cuts back on supporting the platforms where the types who'll try
something different reside? I'm not a Mac user, but I would've rather seen an OSX version
of View before a browser plugin.
Of course, maybe the OSX version will appear at the same time as View 1.3, in which case
I'll chear. But as to the plugin - if you have to tell users to switch their OS or browser
before they can use your site, then from their POV REBOL's a step backwards.