[Oberon] Texts; was "Re (2): byte vs. octet."

Alexander Ilin ajsoft at yandex.ru
Mon Apr 30 12:05:29 CEST 2018

I learned the WinOberon on my own by reading the document shown at startup.
The document started with instructions on how to scroll it, it gradually explained all the other UI elements and navigation options, and ended with links to further documentation.

30.04.2018, 10:57, "Treutwein Bernhard" <bernhard.treutwein at verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de>:
>>>  In the last year or two someone wrote to the effect: one of the
>>>  reasons Oberon never caught widespread attention and use is the Text
>>>  rather than simple ASCII text.
>> I don’t think this is the reason. If you look at a MS Word document, it’s more
>> than ASCII as well, but it's VERY widely spread.
> may be it was personal communication with me, I personally think that it
> was the combination of an unusual user interface and the problem that
> the documentation was mainly available in Oberon Text format. It means
> that you have to master the user interface to have access to the docu, which
> explains you how to use it. It was not a problem, when you could ask your
> collegue sitting beside you in the computer lab, but it is a problem if you
> want to do it by your own ...
> --
>   Bernhard
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