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Subject: RE: FLASH: A teacher wonders why ActionScript tutorials "bite"
From: Mike Ellan
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 22:15:43 GMT

actualy I think Macromedia is doing the best job of yet. you must realize
that most of the actionscript that people crave to learn was first created
by the end users. it's not possible for Macromedia to write tech. docs on
things that they have no idea their software can even do. as for the
"programmer" theory ... I agree . both designer and programer come together
like a flower. ui designers being the stem and petals and back end
programmers being the root system.


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From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2000 12:22 PM
To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: FLASH: A teacher wonders why ActionScript tutorials "bite"

Ok, to flog this horse a little more:

I too have been struggeling with ActionScript (aren't
we all?). I've asked for help many, many times but I
think the people available to help are few so I
usually don't get help. It's not their fault, it
really is Macromedia. (sorry, I love you, but it's
your fault). Macromedia has been doing this for years.
They rush, rush to put out a new version every six
months and so, when they do get it out, they haven't
had time to create a decent instruction manual. I used
to think it was because Macromedia wanted to sell
those "authorized" books, but I don't think that is
it. It's just because they create things that they
don't explain.
Also, programmers...uggghhh! I don't even want to get
started. But let me just say this, a programmer who
actually wants to share knowledge is like an oasis in
the desert! You should love them and feed them and
call them George. They are your best friend! (many of
them can be paid in dirty pics since they rarely get
out (sorry, had to go there LOL)).
I don't want to go on and on about this, but I do
think that macromedia has an obligation to support
ActionScript and I really feel that the brunt of this
should fall to them. They created this monster and
they should learn how to feed it and take care of it.
So, I feel we need to put the pressure back on
Macromedia to get a website or something out soon! Do
I hear an AMEN!

Ok, enough said.

Paul Hagwood
Multimedia Illustrator
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