What's Really Important/feedback please

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Sat Nov 15 12:12:38 CST 2003


Isn't this what the FreeCard/FreeGUI guys are doing? Alain, if you're
reading this, can you clarify?

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/ 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of 
> Rob Cozens
> Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 11:01 AM
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: What's Really Important/feedback please
> 
> 
> >But how to help that model grow up for prime time deployment in 
> >education (by which I mean, how to get teachers to embrace it)?
> 
> Hi Judy,
> 
> Your goal is admirable; good luck.
> 
> I would like to say, "If you build it, they will come to use it."; 
> but the Apple/Claris example of mismarketing HyperCard leaves me with 
> some misgivings.
> 
> OTOH, from my experience as HyperCard SIG Chair for the local MUG and 
> my participation on the HyperCard Lists, folks from educational 
> institutions were one of the largest segments of the HC user base. 
> Give teachers constrained by the limitations of Windows software a 
> Revolution knock-off of HC version 1.2 (plus color; minus 30K text 
> string limitation) and you should be off to a good start.
> 
> The issue then boils down to cost: if it supports unlimited 
> Transcript scripting, you can't give it away.  Or is your goal to 
> downplay the scripting and produce, in essence, HyperStudio with a 
> HyperCard UI?
> -- 
> 
> Rob Cozens
> CCW, Serendipity Software Company http://www.oenolog.net/who.htm
> 
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
> 
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