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[REBOL] Re: Some thoughts around Rebol

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 16-Apr-2001 15:36

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of > Carl Sassenrath > Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2001 7:45 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: Some thoughts around Rebol > That's ok. Big companies don't start revolutions like the Web, email, > net news, the Internet, personal computing, new countries, etc. > Big companies lag, which is good, because it gives revolutionaries > ground to work. :-)
Hi, agreed. But if you get a global player as friend supporting your idea while letting you make your way, you have won the market! The danger for revolutions is... that after some time no one remembers them... and I really don't want to see this happening to Rebol ;-)).
> Yes, and in 1992, how many heard of the Web? By 1995, how many > were on the web? Things change... and even big companies change > over time. If not, they die (or at least lose significant market > share.)
Yep, and the big ones are gaining speed to make changes. Not as fast as a .com startup but the people know about it... and they work on it.
> Again, that's ok. It's human nature. Big companies don't start new > directions. They are not our target customers - early adopters are.
:-)) Right strategy. How about combining an early adopter with a big company project access? It will demonstrate that Rebol is a good way to go... that's what my thought were about. Real-life-big-business-references might be the best RT can get at this time.
> You are free to use it, but not all of us will, because not all of us > have the time or money to deal with it. REBOL data formats are much > more lean and easier to handle. They can be converted to XML and > back. XML is good. REBOL is good. Don't get me wrong.
I don't and it's OK ...
> Ah, yes... REBOL/Command/XML.... that's the way.
... and this really sounds promising. I'm sure it will solve those problems in a professional way. That's all I need ;-)) Robert