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I respectfully disagree. You can't do ALMOST EVERYTHING with html, java and
cgi. They are not rich enough to do a lot of work at a professional level.
They may never be. Nor should they necessarily strive to be.
I recently created an interactive kiosk for a client who required us to use
html, et. al. In the end, I think he was disappointed in it. It was too
static and boring. I was not able to control placement of text and graphics
to the degree required for such a project. On the other hand, the same
client loved a kiosk I created for him a few years ago using an old version
of Multimedia ToolBook. It was dynamic, highly interactive, and attracted a
lot of attention (even from the Mac crowd!). Also, a CBT I developed for
another client could not have been as sophisticated using only html, et.
The internet is a NEW medium, not EVERY medium. The printing press did not
replace pens, film did not replace books and television did not replace
film. They all have their place, even today. Let the internet add to your
potential, not limit it. Those who don't will surely fall behind.
From: Scott Gray
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 1998 12:10 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: CBT Tools
"I hear and I forget, I see and I forget, I do and I forget" -- confused.
On Wed, 11 Feb 1998, sng wrote:
> In no particular order:
> - Macromedia Authorware(?)
> - Asymetrix (formerly Aimtech) IconAuthor
> - Asymetrix Toolbook
> As far as I know, ToolBook and IconAuthor can incorporate many multimedia
types. I don't know about Authorware.
> I don't know of any others.
> From: Jon Leer
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 1998 8:35 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: CBT Tools
> What are the tools of choice today for developers of CBT? Can these
> incorporate video and other media?
> Jon Leer
> Leer Technical Communications
> 603-644-8627, 644-8628 (fax)
> jleer -at- ltc -dot- mv -dot- com
> Better Communication Means Better Business