richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 06:40:12 EST 2009
On 12/6/09 2:30 AM, Judy Perry wrote:
> And of course, this is something everybody has been saying now since
> at least the 2nd Monterey conference. It may not be enough to make
> available a free product that just dumps you straight into the world
> of scripting. Even Hypercard didn't do that! It provided a very and
> gentle graceful path to the world of making your own stuff, and that
> is perhaps part of the reason for it becoming as successful as it did.
Well said, Judy!
What is perhaps needed, along with Free RevMedia, is a suite of little
can be popped together without any scripting at all, and, maybe, a stack
with a set
of 'moronic' buttons (go back, go next, go prev, etc.) for copy-pasting.
There is a problem, and I feel it is this:
There need to be 2 completely distinct RunRev websites:
1. All-singing-all-dancing programmers' website selling Studio and
all sorts of comparisons between RunRev and other programming
(using that term to avoid the continuum between
the visual drag-n-drop-n-no-scripting-at-all type of stuff).
2. A dedicated RevMedia site (which, of course, would 'push' Studio)
the geeky-scripty sort of stuff and concentrates on the "gentle
graceful path to the world
of making your own stuff"; and, while I am in a complimentary mood;
Judy, that really is
a super way of putting things.
I also believe that the Folks at RunRev cannot quite decide which way to
There really doesn't have to be a decision; with a bit of thought they
can cut the legs from
under HyperStudio and Co. as well as some of the "real" programming
Grrrrr . . . HyperStudio should be history by now. I don't know why, but
(now being peddled by MacKiev) reminds me so much of cheap, Chinese
LEGO. It is the old problem (c.f. Windows versus Linux); let's pay for a
product (HyperStudio) when there is something quite considerably better
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