[REBOL] Re: Killer App in REBOL
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 9-Aug-2001 14:02
Mostly a good idea, but ads are too easily disabled in rebol. Nonetheless, I
think you on on to something, in that we can target companies, and write a some
scripts for some companies for free, donations accepted, to get the ball
rolling. If a company like yahoo picks this up, this could greatly change
Forcing a client to do something is not rebol's strong side. Maybe RT has
ideas on this? I cannot immediately think of anything that is not easily
circumnavigateable in rebol. But wow, I am sure such a client could save Yahoo
big bucks on BW.
I think Yahoo or any big net company would like to see:
* Better ad effectiveness
* More efficient ad delivery
* Expanded user base
* Reduced customer support
* More thorough user data
I am sure we can create programs to do such things, but once again, we need to
be able to ensure that the ads get shown in the first place. I just cant think
of anyway to do it that could not be bypassed in one or two words.
David Vydra wrote:
> I would like to invite everyone to brainstorm about a killer application to
> be written in Rebol, one that would be widely used and easily recognizable.
> I will start with a suggestion that Yahoo should have a mail client written
> in Rebol. It should do dynamic caching of email, have the same folders as
> the web version and obviously support whatever ads they rely on for
> revenue. It should support offline view/edit of mail. I am not talking
> about writing a screen-scraper, but actually a server on Yahoos side to
> talk to a client written in R/View. If Yahoo exposes SOAP services then an
> independent company can write the client, but the matter of dealing with
> ads may be sensitive.
> Any ideas?
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