Plea to sell Dan's book widely

Mark Swindell mdswindell at
Wed Aug 11 11:14:56 EDT 2004

The "inventive user" person certainly describes myself, and anyone else 
I have recommended Revolution to.  I don't know many "real 
programmers," but those I do know work on low level programming 
specific to some feature that their employers tell them to make happen.

It would seem Revolution could really make a dent in education, as 
well, particularly in the instruction of basic programming skills and 
logic.  Being able to create an application, no matter how simple, is 
an incredibly empowering experience for the novice who is used to doing 
what the computer wants him/her to do, rather than having the computer 
do what you tell it to do.


On Aug 7, 2004, at 10:16 PM, Bob Warren wrote:

>> I reiterate what I said earlier today in this very interesting
>> discussion. I do not believe Rev has any serious chance of making
>> significant inroads into the professional development community on ANY
>> platform, and certainly not on Windows or (moreso?) on *nix. It will
>> always be a product aimed at hobbyist and inventive user class
>> developers who do not write code for a living but who have real
>> problems to solve at work or at home. That's a huge market, bigger, I
>> believe, than the programmer market. But it has to be located and
>> convinced.

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