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[REBOL] Re: Jonathan Edwards >> subtext

From: premshree::pillai::gmail::com at: 27-Jan-2005 15:42

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 10:52:18 +0100, Jason Cunliffe <[jasonic--nomadics--org]> wrote:
> Hi Carl > > ----- Original Message ----- > I've stopped thinking that way - text is cool. Consider Web Design. > Someone hits a problem using their sophisticated WYSIWYG behemoth of a > program and asks you for help. But you use a different behemoth of a > program to design your websites - end of discussion. If you were both > working at the HTML level though, you'd not only be on the same wavelength > but you could also look at their HTML as well - which is a pointless > exercise with the sophisticated WYSIWYG behemoths. > -- Carl Read. > > yeah .... 'Text is Dead <<>>> Long Live Text' > > I like text too - just like I love books! > Of course it's not going away, but there is always room and need for some > other paradigms and original exploratoin > > Any such extreme pov is bound to be wrong for some people. > > For Edwards he needs to be reaching for something. > Carl S. says email is 'dead' but we all use it still etc. > Object-oriented programming and XML are 'dead' even as they grow daily
I don't think he meant XML is dead in the context that you probably mean here. There _is_ a need for representing semantic information; what Carl probably meant was that maybe XML is not that format.
> The most relveant aspects of Jonathan Edwards "subtext" that I thought you > all might appreciate are: > > - courage in really trying to rethink things with orginality and insight. > - miinmalism and simplicity [how successful yet remains to be seen] > - If you follow his screencast something very Rebol like begins to emerge
It looks interesting... however, I wonder if full-fledged applications could be written using such a concept -- especially enterprise-grade applications, that require collaboration and suchlike.
> That last points is the one I thought you'd most enjoy > The best example I can find of a median between your reaction and 'substext' > is Edward Ream's LEO > > > > Jason > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to rebol-request > at with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- Premshree Pillai