David FOXWELL wrote:
I found that it was the problem of old dogs and new tricks. Let's face it SEU people working on RPG, CL and DDS aren't likely to be the youngest people in town.
I agree. In my shop I am one of the oldest - I started using RPG in
1978. I use 'If I can get used to it, anybody can!' a lot when trying
to get people to try it out.
I understand the perception that WDSC / RDi has a steep / long learning
curve, but honestly, aren't we talking bells and whistles? What can one
do in SEU that can't be learnt in two hours with WDSC?
I still believe I am fighting a perceived learning curve vs actual
stumbling blocks. I could be wrong - I hope not. It's been a long time
since I started with a PC based editor and I can't remember what gave me
I've been trying for years to get people to switch. I've got 5 to load
it and only 1 gave up (and that was with V5 - who could blame him?) One
of my most effective ploys is to explain that it's NOT all or nothing -
I still use SEU from time to time myself. PDM every day. There's no
crime to mix and match. I think that reduces the feeling of being on
the edge of a cliff.
WDSC / RDi seems so big, so complicated that the *thought* of it scares
people off. Once they start using it, even us dinosaurs find it's not
so terrible after all.
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