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bobs at twft.com
Tue Nov 16 10:46:57 CST 2010
That's because they are just kids. This target market is seasoned developers looking for a "better way" to do what they already can.
On Nov 16, 2010, at 3:02 AM, Richmond wrote:
>> That's what I do. I have my favourite stack names in a tiny list,
>> displayed by a "Call.app" loaded in my Mac Startup, sitting in
>> a corner of my screen (OK - so I have a "20 iMac and a second
>> "24 screen, so I have plenty of space !).
>> My Favourite stacks load in 1 second. So much for my own personal use.
>> As for the 10 second banner on standalones, I imagine that RunRev needs
>> the publicity, to try and increase its User Base. I always learned that
>> it is not publicity that sells a product, but the satisfied users.
>> I spend quite some time with my friends giving glowing reports about how
>> I use RunRev, and what I do with it. They are always impressed, especially
>> when they see it all on screen. Whether they buy the product is a different
>> problem. I don't know many people who do, want to, or will ever, program,
>> however enticing the product is. RunRev is a niche product, the User Base
>> will always be limited. Hypercard was enticing, but LiveCode is SO powerful,
>> and SO extensive, that it can switch off amateurs in 30 seconds flat !
> That is something I must flatly disagree with.
> If one tells a would-be "hobby" user ALL the capabilities of RR/LC it will
> make them switch off.
> If one shows a would-be "hobby" user how simple a matter it is to get
> a relatively straight-forward program up-and-running they will be dead
> keen on RR/LC very quickly indeed.
> I have shown 7-10 year old kids how to make calculator programs (i.e. +, -, * and /)
> and had them quickly tackling slightly more complicated things: if I had started
> wobbling-on about database connectivity they would have been running for the
> door faster than you can say "Livecode".
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