Sign me up, you know that. I'm ready to get the revolution going
any time now.
Heck, I've been so caught up in getting the infrastructure 'just right' that
I've held off developing any app objects for close on 2 years now, till it
was all 'ready'. Talk about insisting on perfect technology - 'tis time
to let go,and get going. Let's get started.... what to do about those vomiting
cockroaches though? They're gonna mess everything up, you know.
> > --
> > Yobie Benjamin
> > metaGenesis
> Anyone remember HyperCard? Software programming for the masses? Remember
> what was produced? An endless stream of calculators, recipe books, and
> Album cataloging stacks.
>gee, yeah, sounds like the first year of java's lifecycle and 99% of
>the crappy eight-hundred page books on the shelf at your local
>can anyone explain to me why the books on a popular (comprehensive,
>somewhat complex, OO) programming language are _shorter_ than the
>books on a web browser?!
In all honesty, I believe the single biggest reason for the phenomena
addressed above (Hypercard, early Java) is that without proper
distribution, they are simply toys. No real business application
exists as a purely local app, or applet. That's why the only stuff
produced with such tools (throw OpenDoc in the mix here) is
toys & trinkets. Once we get a real distribution model in place,
(and no, JEDI doesn't count), let's see what happens then.