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[REBOL] Flash tech? Was Re: Re: (No subject)Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 17:20:09 -05

From: ddalley::idirect::com at: 21-Nov-2001 10:49

Hello, Jason: ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jason Cunliffe" <[jasonic--panix--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 12:45 AM Subject: [REBOL] Re: (No subject)Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 17:20:09 -0500
> But a REBOL-FLASH dialect may be very useful path towards that. > > One should not understand the fundamental strength of the Flash dynamic > object paradigm: nested Flash movie clips each of which have their own > timeline. [goodexample: ]
That's it? ;^( I have yet to see any redeeming value to any Flash, including these. Some don't work (at least 2 didn't at your paradigm site); most authors don't use redundancy access methods, in case it won't work right, locking non-Flash and/or Flash users out of a site entirely (found another site last week); most are an assault on my senses (read as yuck, yeow! or who cares); all take too long to acquire, unless you have DSL/cable (read as too BIG, restrictive and, ultimately, a grand waste of my time). In short, Flash sucks, big time! I am not alone in thinking that Flash is a technology/art looking for an audience - a make-work project enabler. Someone may find a useful, necessary or earth-shattering application for it some day, but, until then, I remain skeptical and unimpressed by its usage. How is REBOL going to benefit from that kind of environment? Bad programming/content is bad programming/content, no matter what the language/art or medium in which it is done. Sorry, Jason - I am not being anti-art, here, or a tech Ludite. I grew up surrounded by arts/fine arts and am now an artist in my own ways, too - it's just that I know what I like. In Flash's case, it's what I don't like. Besides, from the POV of a Libra, it looked as if this Flash love-in needed some "balance". <stepping off soapbox> Donald Dalley