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    Freelance Web Designer KeithMcL's Avatar
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    Hope everyone is well today

    Do you think web development would be easier if there was only one program designed to do one thing.

    What I mean is, if only there was the likes of Dreamweaver to design sites and if only there was Photoshop for graphics. Or maybe the only programming language was maybe PHP and the only database software was MySQL.

    Imagine if the PHP and MySQL scenario was true. If so, people would always be bettering PHP scripts rather than coming up with new language to better what's already in PHP.

    Firstly, this would stop all the debates about which program/script was better than the other. Everyone would have to learn the same one. All the resources geared towards making a better program/script would be brought together allowing that program/script to be bettered even furter.

    That's my $0.02 anyways.

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    no, because in order to accomodate everyone' needs those programs/languages/db/etc will have to be really complex, meaning a higher learning curve. besides, i dont think it would be possible to meet everyone's needs for everything in one programm...

    now, if the browsers were standard :))) (wishing on a star)

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    How about thinking about it this way and apply it to other things in life...

    There is only one dinner (macaroni and cheese).
    Only one type of car (Ford Pinto).
    Only one ISP (AOL)..


    I think if you look at it that way you will see why it wouldn't work as previously thought.
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    Only two viable presidential candidates.
    Bush & Gore.

    And I thought America was about choice.

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    Originally posted by W. Luke
    How about thinking about it this way and apply it to other things in life...

    There is only one dinner (macaroni and cheese).
    Only one type of car (Ford Pinto).
    Only one ISP (AOL)..


    I think if you look at it that way you will see why it wouldn't work as previously thought.
    Hey.. when you look at it that way, the desire to choose an alternative is overwhelming

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    He we are not all on America, but I see your point!

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    It would make things easier on us, but ever since its conception, the Internet has always changed and developed into something bigger, faster and better. If it hadn't, we'd all still be using 2400 baud modems, and launching Mosaic to view static and uninteresting web pages. If there hadn't been any changes or differences to the Internet, then it would still be forbidden to do business online!

    A proud Pinto owner eating macaroni and cheese while surfing with AOL

    eeeeeeeehh *shudders*

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    Destiny Manager Plebius's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Nicky
    He we are not all on America, but I see your point!
    Yes, I know. But I live in america and find it hypocritical.

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    KeithMcL - I think it would be a great idea! Provided, I get to choose the programs
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    Originally posted by LuZeR
    And I thought America was about choice.
    HA! Who ever told you that? Compare the bill of rights (what freedoms you are guaranteed), with the number of laws that have been passed telling you what you CAN'T do.

    Your 'choice' is to live by our rules or we'll put you in a cage. Luckily, we inept at keeping you there and you'll be out in 24 hours no matter what you do. Unless, of course, we decide you are guilty *before* your trial, then we'll just keep you in the cage anyway (denial of bail).

    The policital choices you have? Don't get me started...


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