As you may know, Drummer is my new outliner-based scripting system for the web. Very much under development now. The same way Frontier was designed around an object database and the Mac filesystem (and later Windows), Drummer works with public and private files on a server.
Frontier is a very broad and deep product, but it wasn’t originally designed to be so big. The initial idea was to integrate it with the Finder, add a Scripts menu, and have it do things with the file system, and provide a way to program and connect scriptable apps. That was it. Simple.
I offered it to Apple. At the time, the early 90s, I knew all the decision-makers there, but I asked for too much money, they thought they could do it for less. So now I had tipped my hand, showed them my product, I figured to be competitive I’d have
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