[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

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.



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