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David Boroditsky defines Frontier

Mr. Boroditsky uses Frontier to automate DTP operations.

Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 12:04:37 -0400
Organization: Sage Design
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: What is Frontier page


I'd like to start off by saying congratulations! Frontier is the slickest development environment I've ever used or heard of. I've shown it to several programmers, and they are blown away with the elgance, the integration and the whole productivity enabling quality of it.

I have been a full time Frontier scripter since version 2 was new, and have used it almost exclusively in a pre-press environment. I have watched with excitement the development of the web aspects of Frontier, and am quite impressed with what people are able to do, but alas my uses for Frontier are somewhat more mundane.

I have used Frontier to automate entire database based catalogue projects, administer 60 gigs of images, help streamline the production of a >$1Meg/year company, and have impressed a lot of people along the way.

I have no numbers to quote, but it seems to me that the Mac is still quite prominent in the the DTP and pre-press industries. Every week I come into contact with people who are barely aware of the awsome tools that Frontier can bring to bear in a high pressure, time critical production environment.

In the DTP and pre-press realm, Frontier provides a unique solution, unavailable on any other platform. This claim cannot be made for Frontier's web creation tools. In this case they merely provide super-cool and totally awesome tools.

I guess what I'm saying is that please do not merely push the web aspects of Frontier 4.1. Frontier is much more that just a cool way to create and serve up web content. It enhances the productivity of so many more people that just webmasters. If you'd like someone to assist in writing something up to describe the kinds of things that Frontier can do in a DTP or pre-press environment, just ask. I'd be glad to help promote Frontier. The more people in my industry that know about, the easier it becomes for me to acquire more clients.

Well Dug Dave!

David Boroditsky Sage Design (soon jumping to my own comapny-- Emergence by Design)

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