[Seaside] another reason Rails gets market share andSeasidedoesn't

Blake blake at kingdomrpg.com
Sat Jul 21 08:04:29 UTC 2007

> Yeah! You right!
> Just an examle from my life: i bought a keyboard with power/sleep keys
> placed right above cursor keys, after i turned my PC sleep/shutdown 3
> times in a hour i started to search a way, how to disable them in
> windoze. And i found it!
> A GREAT keyboard utility, which must stay resident in memory and totally  
> Free.
> I downloaded it and installed, then i found that for disabling
> power/sleep keys i need to pay them a $$ ...
> - A considerable effort needed to design keyboard with such idiotic keys  
> layout
> - A considerable effort needed to design an OS, which don't have key
> filtering features
> - A considerable effort needed to implement key filtering and sell it :)

1. If it's not a considerable effort, build your own damn keyboard utility.

2. Doing things badly is in many cases no cheaper than doing it well.

3. Building a full-featured graphing suite or grid component is not a  
trivial task. If you find it to be such, please build the following  
components for Squeak:


The latter actually contains considerable graphing capabilities, so you  
can get a good return for your efforts.

4. The people I have worked for who built end user software products--I  
don't know if they fall into your "parasite" category, but as they were in  
medical industries, helping scientists do things like track down cures for  
cancer--could not have existed without some way to be paid for their  
efforts. A great deal of useful, socially constructive, and certainly  
=fun= software would not exist without the chance for compensation, and  
the world would be a much poorer place.

5. It took me five seconds to find a freeware program to remap keys on the  
Windows keyboard:


Might even work.

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