[FR] [EN]Re: The End of Dreamcard?

Judy Perry jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Fri Mar 10 00:23:26 EST 2006



On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, Kay C Lan wrote:

> So I can only surmise that you must be happy that Media will be cheaper than
> DreamCard.

Well, yes, because I think it costs the company nothing and has the
potential to bring in a certain class of users who are now or would likely
be scared witless by something that involved diving into "scripting"
right off the bat and that didn't have a bunch of pre-builts (aka
templates).  I think it may well end up being the seductive agent for the
PowerPoint crowd and is priced accordingly.  Now they just need to get it
noticed...

This doesn't, however, mean that I am happy to see DC go away.

> For what it's worth I started with Rev Express way back when. It was free.
> In many ways this turned me off Rev because what was so easy was made so
> difficult by the need to work around the 10 line limit. I thought it rather
> strange that Rev had entire Doc section on how to work around the 10 line
> limit! During that time I spent little time scripting because I just didn't
> enjoy it.

Yes, I started back when it was MetaCard for the Mac.  Same 10-line
limitation for the free version, only a vastly uglier interface.  I still
don't understand people's unhappiness with the 10-line limited FREE
version.  I mean, I'm supremely irritated that I've spent the better part
of three days searching for a whatever-crippled Bryce demo...

I am happy to pay to the extent I can to support keeping the product (Rev)
alive and growing.  FWIW, I have purchased personal copies above and
beyond what I've been able to get the university to buy for me.

> If programing is in your blood then the 'intrinsic' quality will be
> different for everyone. Repeatedly from those who make a living out of using
> Rev we read that they consider it too cheap. For those who use Rev as a
> hobby, they want it a little cheaper and I think Rev has moved that way.
>
> Plastic, die cast, or brass model train.
>
> Media, Studio or Enterprise. Each will find their level of intrinsic value =
> $$$ spent.

Yup!

Judy




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