What do most Rev developers do?
rcozens at pon.net
Wed Jan 26 12:19:31 CST 2005
Hi again, Jonathan,
I suspect the short, general answer is "anything and everything".
I began my programming career as in house IS expert for the Oakland, CA
police department in the 1970's.
In the 1980's and 1990's, most of my income came from customizing an
accounting package, Flexware, for small to medium sized businesses, and
from a wine production control system written in Flexware by a university
professor of enology and "professionalized" by moi.
I discoverered HyperCard in 1989, and began redesigning my winery software
to take advantage of the new tools arid techniques available via HyperTalk.
My current interest is the potential of Revolution applications to take
advantage of the features supported by Tablet PCs, My long-term goal is
to release my winery software as a TPC-specific application.
But right now, that is all taking a back seat to more important work I am
doing for Environmental Defense: staffing a group whose goals are to raise
the public's awareness of the current state of the world's oceans &
fisheries and the degree of their decline since the mid-twentieth
century...followed up by activism on issues affecting our local offshore
To this end, I am working on an interactive Revolution presentation
summarizing the results of my reading and research so far in the form of
time lines. This will be distributed in two parts: a one-time player
standalone and a data stack that can be replaced whenever new references
are added. I will post an announcement when Environmental Defense makes
Rob Cozens, Staff Conservator
Mendonoma Marine Life Conservancy
"The great diversity...which gave such resiliency to the groundfishery is
gone.Haddock, which I caught by the thousands, are gone. The mid-winter
run of spawning whale cod is gone. The spring run of dabs the size of a
hatch cover is gone. The fall pollock are gone. I now rely on three
species: cod, yellowtails, and dabs. Even with these...we must now measure
each and every one, as most are legal only by a fraction. These are not
characteristic of a healthy fishery. I fear they are omens of disaster."
-- North Atlantic fisherman, Frank Mirarchi, in Fish for the Future
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