Thoughts on Announcements Posted Here
mikekann at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 23 15:44:14 CDT 2010
Andre and Jack,
I think the rule should be that all posts should be accompanied by an accurate subject line. Post anything you want, but make it clear what it is so people can open it if they wish.
From: Julie Smith
Subject: My Super Program is Now for Sale
-- O.K., let's open this and see what this woman has done
From: John Adams
Subject: I Know More about Apple Computer than Steve Jobs
-- Not so much.
--- On Wed, 6/23/10, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:
> From: Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com>
> Subject: Re: Thoughts on Announcements Posted Here
> To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 2:35 PM
> I agree with you as usual.
> I have all the Rev add ons available, some I even have
> twice or thrice due
> to bundles. I am a sucker for bundles, I am that guy that
> buys that bag of
> bananas not because he likes it but because of the "look at
> my banana ROI,
> they cost me -3 bucks since they were bundled".
> Now, speaking of announcements and links of interest, I
> like them, I also
> like progress reports on other devs initiatives, specially
> if they are built
> with Rev. I like to see what people are doing. I think the
> signal is higher
> than the noise and we all benefit.
> One can always filter messages if they want. I hope to have
> announcements shortly...
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 3:07 PM, Jerry Daniels <jerry.daniels at me.com>
> > Friends,
> > Many of us on this How to Use Revolution list enjoy
> the helpful, learning
> > environment it offers to all its subscribers. I am one
> of those people who
> > read it, enjoy it and contribute where and when I
> > I'm also one of those people who follow every link
> when there's a product
> > announced here. I do not consider announcing products
> (mine or anyone
> > else's) to be purely commercial. I learn MUCH more
> from downloading every
> > demo, watching every video, and going to each website
> than I could from just
> > reading the text-only information offered here.
> > My motto: people can say or type anything, but what do
> they actually do?
> > These products people are creating and announcing here
> are their
> > accomplishments. They're real and vibrant with
> knowledge. I love to see how
> > other developers approach their market, create their
> app's workflow and and
> > do their UI. I really enjoy seeing break-through stuff
> like Chipp's
> > diagramming tool. I wonder...how did he/she did that?
> Often I email them and
> > ask.
> > I buy a couple thousand dollars worth of software a
> year for my Mac, iPhone
> > and iPad. I don't necessarily use it all. Most of it I
> learn from. I play
> > with it and get a huge transfer of knowledge from
> people who put their
> > intelligence and devotion into solving a problem with
> a real product.
> > Sometimes they just entertain me. That's great, too.
> > Even if I was not a software developer I would be
> buying apps just to
> > explore them. My brother Jon spends more than a couple
> of thousand dollars a
> > year going to baseball games, buying baseball books
> and collecting baseball
> > paraphernalia. Is he wealthy? No. Does he play
> baseball? No. Not even a
> > little. Lots of people have their hobbies and passions
> and want to spend
> > time and money on them.
> > So, I encourage others to post links to their products
> and other products
> > that strike their fancy. I don't even care if they're
> not Revolution
> > products. I haven't seen a software project or product
> where I didn't learn
> > something that helped me in Revolution.
> > All that said, I do think there should be a few lines
> we don't cross with
> > our announcements.
> > - I would recommend that commercial product
> announcements don't "call for
> > the sale" but rather offer links to additional
> information--not "buy" links.
> > - Announce something new, or a noteworthy development
> in a known product.
> > Don't hammer everyone with the exact same thing over
> and over--or with
> > minutiae. Thankfully, we don't see much of this. This
> isn't Twitter, after
> > all.
> > - I also recommend avoiding download links in an
> announcement. Downloading
> > from an email makes many people nervous. I guess I'm
> one of them.
> > - Also, the [ANN] prefix in the subject line makes it
> easy to filter or
> > avoid announcements, if that's really desired.
> > BTW. I'll be posting my product announcements here,
> too, and will do my
> > best to follow my own announcement strictures.
> > Best,
> > Jerry Daniels
> > Follow the Rodeo discussion:
> > http://rodeoapps.com/rodeo-discuss-among-yourselves
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