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[REBOL] Re: REBOL, Flash and Browsers

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 11-Mar-2003 5:47

Hi, Sunanda, et al, [SunandaDH--aol--com] wrote:
> Given that, increasingly, the browser *is* the platform these days, > not integrating into a browser is a serious limiting factor into > REBOL's reach. >
Not if Microsoft has their way. Latest rumor I'm hearing is that: - there's increasing pressure on sales/pricing of w'dows (t'm) from Linux in public, private sectors, and - one of the biggest topics of complaint by users of Big Packages (e.g. SAP) is the user interface. Consequently, the next version of Office (tm) (with rebranded Office:Word (tm), Office:Excel (tm), etc. (tm)) will - have XML backends, and - will be able to serve as the user interface to corporate software. IOW, (per this rumor) usoft's pitch is "The browser is dead, and Office (tm) is the platform!" Translated another way, increasing pressure on (and urgent need to integrate with) the Little Guys. -jn- -- Polonius: ... What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words. _Hamlet_, Act II, Scene 2