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Cmap Tools vs. Inspiration.

Thoughts?

Beyond the obvious, I mean. We all know what RMS would say . . .

4 comments:

Ghost said...

Or something else?

Corvus said...

Cmap appears to be more robust and extensible... But that's pretty obvious.

It might help to hear a bit of your own internal debate/comparison as a stepping off point.

Ghost said...

Remember Scholastic's Book Clubs that we all got once a month in grade school? They have a software club now, and are pushing Inspiration 7.6PE (for $20 more than the regular version) as the only thing standing between your child and a cardboard box under a bridge.

I would like to introduce The Boy to organized thought patterns (plus it would be wildly fascinating to really see how his mind works, instead of being divebombed all the time).

I just hate to fall for marketing hype, if something more solid exists.

I'm also not a fan of "kid friendly" versions of things -- kids will absorb whatever they can, and are only limited by what you will permit them to absorb. I would prefer to have him working in open source and shareware just so he is familiar and comfortable with the environment -- at school it's Windows, Windows, Windows . . .

Corvus said...

Then your decision seems clear, non?