OT: Analyzing competitors
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Mar 22 18:05:26 EST 2005
Keith Hutchison wrote:
> I prefer REALBasic do to it's ability to
> subclass. Others I work with prefer RunRev. Some even prefer Filemaker.
> Keith Hutchison
> REALbasic - Java
And yet here you are.
> Does anyone find this information useful?
I've seen a lot of "VS" threads in many venues over my 20 years of
participation in online communities, and during that time I can't recall
a single opinion having been changed as a result of such discourse.
Whether politics, macroeconomic theory, or software tools, this pattern
generally holds up.
Recently I've been reading a book titled "A Theory of Everything" which
to some degree verifies this phenomenon across a wide variety of
cultures, and offers explanations of why such things are as they are.
But they as they are just the same, which leads me to answer your
question like this:
Aside from analysis by internal stakeholders in more candid
and therefore less public venues, such comparisons in public
venues are of greatest value to the competing company able
to use competitor resources like discussion lists for other
products to carry its messages.
In this regard I must tip my hat to RB and say "well done." ;)
When their VPs begin using customary siglines to identify themselves
with confidence and candor they may perhaps become a noble competitor to
RunRev (still with us, boatman?)
In the meantime I'm down in New Zealand happily coding a manufacturing
analysis tool in Transcript as part of a multi-year project for which
all lower-level languages were explicitely rejected.
So it this useful to me?
I'll let you know if I ever have a slowdown in requests for Transcript
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