From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 5-Jan-2004 19:26
> Is there any interest in resurrecting this stuff?
YES -- Easy-vid is a very cool and unique tool.
I do not know of any other interactive notebook/environment which interprets
code snips like that, except perhaps Mathematica's own fabulous notebook
Easy-Vid in my opinion makes a brilliant courseware base for Rebol as early
programming language. I played with it some time ago. I was interested to
generalize it further as a dynamic template structure for loading and
linking easy-vid friendly documents, as well as enable a timed remote
control to allow one load save edit and play easy-vid 'books' as well as
record and annotate sequence page visits. In other words give it a simple
remote control API which can load save scripts.
I'm afraid I got side-tracked by the 10-zillion things, and then
increasingly because I became more interested/involved with FlashMX
programming than View.
But Easy-Vid is full of potential like so much rebol, and just needs a nudge
Best of all would be to interface it cleanly with http://rebol.org and make
it printable in some format. options to Load/Publish to rebol.org, to HTML,
PDF and of course Share easy-vid sessions :-)
I've tried to promote it in forums like edu-sig, but even when people are
not prejudiced about Rebol itself, they just can't 'get it' until they try
it. The direct wow factor is huge.
What a shame the rebol browser plug-in is no more. Mine worked for a couple
of days c.2001 and it was lovely... seems like a distant dream now