[Slightly OT?] Why It's Hard to Explain Rev
john at debraneys.com
Fri Nov 4 18:59:38 CST 2005
HyperCard!!! Just a Rolodex!!!
I small sampling of projects I did with HyperCard in the 1990's were:
Front end to the Singapore Ministry of Defence payroll system (250,000
transactions per month) integrating Oracle and MD Mars imaging system
Overdraft management system for Bangkok Bank (linking Singapore and
Reseller (spare part) ordering system for Apple Computer interfaced to S38
Information prompter for television anchor people in news
Network based (pair work) Language learning software for German, Japanese
Document level security system (Military Spec) for 2.5 million personnel
Decision support system for processing government funding applications for
tertiary education schemes
Videodisc front ends, spare parts catalogues, etc. etc. etc...
Many of these are still in use today
And BOY am I glad that I can now use that experience with Revolution instead
of being a dinosaur that doesn't write PHP, SOAP, XML, PERL, Java, ASP
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[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of J. Landman Gay
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 5:43 AM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: [Slightly OT?] Why It's Hard to Explain Rev
> Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote:
>>Welcome to the list. I find that if someone already knows what
>>HyperCard is then there's no problem. If they don't (most of the
>>managers I talk with when trying to pitch a project) then they just
>>don't get it.
> Anybody knows that HyperCard is just a RolodexR!
For those who are wondering about this, Dom is refering to comments that
Phil Schiller made when I met with him about the decline of HyperCard
some years ago. He told me that HyperCard was really "just a Rolodex"
with little programming value, thereby proving that he knew nothing at
all about the product he was encouraging Steve Job to kill.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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