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[REBOL] What's Up Rebol?

From: jrichards:starband at: 6-Mar-2002 7:43

Hello to all, I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but your going to get it anyway. I feel a real need to vent. I have been tinkering with and watching the progression of Rebol for approx. two years now. I am a Unix Systems Administrator/Programming Hack. I have worked with Perl, Python and Ruby over the past few years but I keep coming back to Rebol. Why? Because it is a brilliant work of art. There is nothing out there that can compare to Rebols' simplicity and uniqueness. So, I am forced to ask myself a lot of questions. Why aren't more programmers adopting the language? You would think that with all the early adopters of Linux and that movement, that these same folks would be early adopters of Rebol and it's greatness. Why? Why hasn't this happened? Why is the book "Rebol The Official Guide" called The Official Guide? I have purchased and read some of the material in it and think that it should be appropriately named "Database Programming With Rebol". Where's the official guide part? Did I miss it. Am I illiterate. Oh, and then there's "Rebol /Core [User Guide] You know the one without the index. The "Index" you know that indispensable thing as technicians that we refer to on a daily basis. Why hasn't there been any news from Rebol in five months? This is odd, you would think that somebody promoting a product would be seeking to distribute all kinds of news. Should I invest the time and energy in learning Rebol? God knows I want to, but I just keep getting the impression that this one will not be long lived. Every few days I fire up View click around and what do I find, more sites that don't work or sites that just have an email contact. Wow, now isn't that interesting. There are a few good ones though Brett at Codeconscious has done a great job. We need more of you Brett. DocKimbel and his mysql-protocol which I am having a great time with. Well it's time to go, I just felt a real need to vent some of my frustrations. I just get the impression that Rebol is failing at reaching the real future of Rebol, programmers and innovators. Thanks for listening. Have a Great Day!!!! Jim Richards