Why 10 hours for a newbie and 30 days for a "programmer"

Fred D Yocum fdy at mcc.org
Wed Sep 1 11:00:07 EDT 2004


10 hours enough? With all due respect I think not. The people DreamCard is 
directed at are sort of like me. I am a graphic designer not a programmer 
though I have and do some programming (PHP, Applescript) it would take 
more than 10 hours for me just to get comfortable with the 
environment/language syntax. A programmer might be able to "kick the 
tyres" and take the program out for a spin, but the analogy is more like a 
bicyclist who is about to buy a car. Thirty days would be enough time to 
get use to the environment and build something useful that you can't live 

Separate point --

I am actually different than most of Dreamcard prospective users in that I 
have been lurking on this mailing list for a long time. I have downloaded 
Rev a number of time to play with and because I have been looking for an 
excuse to use it. Over the time I've lurked the licensing as continually 
been in flux. When I first looked at Rev you could use a fully functional 
program but were limited to ten lines of code. In the last interation 
along with 30 day trials,  there was a limited version called Revolution 
Express, now we have Dreamcard. It feels like Revolution is still a young 
company in search of a niche and since the constrains are artificial, they 
can and have continually changed. 

F D Yocum
Graphic Designer
Mennonite Central Committee

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