The Old Chestnut - Again

Dan Shafer revdan at
Sat Nov 26 16:02:30 EST 2005


Good response. I agree that new markets can turn into wonderful  

On Nov 26, 2005, at 12:34 PM, David Bovill wrote:

> No-one has managed to do this with software components yet. My view  
> is that due to the technology and community involved in the  
> Revolution environment - RunRev are uniquely placed to pull such a  
> trick off. Whether anyone agrees with me on that is another question.

I have given up on this dream. In the 70's and 80's, several  
companies tried -- with true object-oriented platforms such as  
Smalltalk and Java -- to create viable third-party marketplaces for  
software components, to no avail. I think it's an unattainable  
objective, for reasons that are far too complex to go into on this  

Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
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