• Subject: Re: "Webulating" RPG
  • From: Booth Martin <boothm@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 21:28:58 -0500

Buck Calabro wrote:

> Jon,
> I seriously doubt that I'm alone here.  For every one of the "top level" 
> to this list, there are literally thousands who quietly run their S/36 code on
> their black boxes

> Lest you think me merely a "doom and gloomer", I have some suggestions:
> Try shipping free copies to people who spend X dollars, or at random!
> Try giving away tutorials on using modern tools, and give some away.
> Try shipping *working* ILE applications with source and a step by step
> tutorial so people aren't afraid of it.  Try targeting programmers with your
> marketing material: if you generate enough interest in this stuff at the 
> level, employers will have to start considering adopting it to attract new 
> Try giving beta versions to more shops.  Take surveys and listen to what you 
> Prepare "white papers" detailing cost/benefits of moving to newer techniques;
> give references, case studies and examples that match some of the many
> customers you have.

Let me add my personal favorite:  Give us a downloadable useful editor we can 
put on our PC
and give us a tcp/ip sandbox reachable from the Internet we can play in with 
examples, code to write, tutorials, images and a place to put our own demos and 

> Buck Calabro
> Commsoft, Albany, NY
> mcalabro@commsoft.net

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