Rev Online

Derek Bump webmaster at dreamscapesoftware.com
Thu Jul 29 16:29:12 CDT 2004


>   So my opinion is that the web should have been based on
> HyperCard-like (Rev-like) platform, NOT HTML,  in the very first place.

Isn't this pretty much what AOL and CompuServe were like?  I never got a chance to use the old versions, but I do remember the screenshots and they always reminded me of Stacks.
 

Derek Bump
Dreamscape Software
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Takaaki Furukawa" <tac at mac.com>
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 1:02 PM
Subject: Re: Rev Online


> Hi Hershel,
> 
> >> I'm excited to see Rev Online in 2.5B1. (And I liked "EuroRevCon" 
> >> stack by
> >> Malte) This is the way WWW should have been in the first place...
> >> HTML dragged us back to text-based stone-age computing, but now we're 
> >> back
> >> in the future, although security issues could potentially exist in 
> >> sharing stacks.
> >> I hope more ways to "link" between distributed stacks and objects 
> >> will be provided.
> > What do mean ? "this is the way WWW should have been ?
> > Thanks
> 
> The current world wide web is text document-based, which is
> way old-fashioned and inflexible. HyperCard was already there
> since 1987, and it was far more easy-to-author than HTML.
>   And systems like Rev Online lets people share working ideas
> as working stacks, which is a more intelligent way of
> communication than just sharing text and images.
> 
>   So my opinion is that the web should have been based on
> HyperCard-like (Rev-like) platform, NOT HTML,  in the very first place. 
> That
> was *not impossible* back in 1993 (when CD-ROM and multimedia age
> was already there, and there were tons of good titles) , but because 
> WWW was
> standardized by those unix-heads who stick to outdated text-based
> architecture, and worse, it became popular, we had to live in the
> world that's one generation older than HyperCard... which is HTML.
> Alan Kay hated HTML too.
> 
> Takaaki
> 
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