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[REBOL] The future of Rebol , by timmy

From: tim781::pacbell::net at: 21-May-2001 21:58

Hi, I believe Rebol has a good product and is worthy of getting rich off of their work. $50 - $100 per CPU for businesses is'nt to much to charge. If a company has lots of computers, they can network and just have Rebol running on a few computers. But, it's far too much to ask ordinary people to pay. Speaking of ordinary people. Most people can't learn to use rebol. I'm not sure if its the help files or that rebol has so many commands that its hard to grasp and be creative. (like trying to see 4 dimensional space when we live in 3.) I had a terrible time learning to use 'parse'. It's hard for people to grasp a new concept if it's made up of too many smaller ones. One problem is base64 attachments. Everyone wants to attach files to their email but it takes alot of study to learn how. I think this process needs to be automatic. Like the undocumented import-email. I believe, alot of new users gave up on Rebol when they could'nt figure it out. I think that ordinary people need an AI interface. They have to be able to write sentences and Rebol figure out what they are trying to do. Rebol can then tell them what it will do and get confirmation from the user. Ordinary people do ordinary things and pretty much the same ordinary things; like email, ftp, web crawlers, web page managment, email attachments, etc. Rebol can make a seperate AI program that will create the scripts for rebol.exe . This way rebol.exe can remain small. timmy :)