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[REBOL] Re: What's native?

From: carl:cybercraft at: 22-Jun-2004 17:42

>> And while we (well I am, anyway:) are talking about catching on, this makes >> for interesting reading... >> >> >> >> And especially for those who think Microsoft got where it is today mostly >> through dodgy business practices. > >Aha. Well, i find it a bit confusing. For one Peoples feel forced to upgrade >and upgrade, because Office N is not compatible with Office N + 1. OTOH MS >does everything to run apps from 1983, and Joel says "see, they stay >compatible". Maybe its tricky to be compatible to both.
I thought that too, and know of someone who was stuck with Win3.1 for a while due to having to wait until a vital piece of software had been converted to Win95. Still, it does look like they tried to keep third-party apps running, which seemed less important on competing platforms. I posted the link mainly as an example of how to keep users using a platform.
>And then Joel says this: >"(Please understand that I'm talking about large trends here, and therefore >when I say things like "nobody" I really mean "fewer than 10,000,000 people," > >and so on and so forth.)" >I guess the MSDN Magazine Camp defines "nobody" similar, and argues nobody is >using such old software. so what? > >But he says too: People have no problems with all this web-apps. Which don't >have native L&F. And web-apps rule. So..
Yes. Maybe the Web is changing people's expectations about how apps should behave. -- Carl Read