[PD] and it's PR/Marketing, or those

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun Oct 22 18:58:13 CEST 2006

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, Pete Hindle wrote:

> For instance, the website puredata.info could use some sprucing up.  I don't 
> have any CMS axe to grind, but it would be nice if the front page was less 
> technobabble and more advertisement for PD.

IMHO the history of the software should be separated, as a page labeled 

The opposition between object classes and patches, and the equating of 
patches and abstractions, is bad wording. What I teach, is that object 
classes are either externals or abstractions, and that not all patches are 
abstractions. I teach this because that's what's most consistent with both 
the source code of pd and the wording used in other programming languages.

The frontpage should also not suggest that Pd is usable on "old" macs... 
or should state what kind of old... is that a G3 or a MacPlus? ;-) (I mean 
that we shouldn't give people too much expectations about the native 
Tcl/Tk 8.4 of OSX).

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