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[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 things. 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 * Revenue 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. --Ryan 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? > > dv > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst 707-468-5400