[REBOL] The future of Rebol , by timmy
From: tim781::pacbell::net at: 21-May-2001 21:58
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
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.